Many Acrobat users also work with some of Adobe's other amazing products. For example, I use Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat nearly every day.
One of the nice Photoshop features that I have grown to rely on is the Navigator, a miniature window of the currently active file. I can use the Navigator to move around to different regions of the Photoshop page, and change magnification, all without having to switch over to the Zoom tool or Hand tool.
Not many people realize that a tool similar to the Navigator exists in Acrobat and it allows you to move around the current PDF page, and even change magnification--all without changing tools.
While the feature is known as the Navigator in Photoshop, in Acrobat the tool is called the Pan & Zoom tool. It lives on the Select & Zoom toolbar, but it is not part of that toolbar's default set. You'll need to uncover it by right-clicking the Select & Zoom toolbar and choosing Pan & Zoom Window. At this point, the tool's icon will be visible on the toolbar.
Clicking the tool opens a window that contains a miniature view of your current page. This window is movable and scalable. You'll see a red rectangle that exactly mirrors the region of the page that is in view. Drag that rectangle and you can adjust your view panel to show the new location. Change the size of the rectangle and you will adjust your magnification.
If the red rectangle isn't easy to see due to your page's color scheme, you can change the highlight color as well. You can even navigate from page to page by using the Pan & Zoom's own navigation buttons.
Another Acrobat hidden gem! If you like that trick, sign up for one of my live, online Acrobat classes.