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    Internet Browser Controls

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    Surf simply

    Navigate the 'net with simple controls on the Wii U GamePad. Scroll pages, change tabs and type messages on its touch screen.

    Using the Wii U GamePad touch screen you can:

    • Touch toolbar options and website links to select them
    • Double-tap to zoom in and out of the place you touched
    • Slide the stylus across the screen to scroll through the web page

    Using the Wii U GamePad buttons and control sticks, the following browser controls are available:

    Browser Screen Controls

    • Scroll through a web page – Move the Left Stick
    • Hide/unhide the toolbar – Press the Left Stick like a button
    • Analogue zoom – Move the Right Stick
    • Zoom in to/out from the centre of the screen – Press the Right Stick
    • Select a link from the current web page – Press the +Control Pad
    • Confirm a selected link – Press the A Button
    • Open in a new tab – Hold the A Button
    • Back – Press the B Button
    • Close the selected tab – Hold the B Button for a few moments
    • Zoom in – Press the + Button
    • Zoom out – Press the - Button
    • Back/Forward – Press L/R Buttons
    • Scroll through open tabs – Press the ZL/ZR Buttons
    • Close/open the curtains – Press the X Button
    • Open the curtain with a drum roll – Hold the X Button
    • Display the bookmark menu – Press the Y Button
    • Tilt scroll – Hold the ZL Button and the ZR Button and tilt the Wii U GamePad
    • Exit the Internet browser – Press the HOME Button

    Image Preview Controls

    • Scroll – Move the Left Stick
    • Hide/unhide the toolbar – Press the Left Stick like a button
    • Analogue zoom – Move the Right Stick
    • Zoom in – Press the + Button
    • Zoom out – Press the - Button
    • Close image preview – B Button

    Video Playback Controls

    • Hide/unhide the toolbar – Press the Left Stick like a button
    • Play/pause video – A Button
    • Rewind/fast-forward – left/right on the Left Stick or +Control Pad
    • Cancel video playback – B Button
    • Rewind/fast-forward a specific amount – L Button/R Button respectively
    • Initiate fast-forward playback – Hold the R Button

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