Internet Browser Controls

Applies to: Wii U


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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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