Monday, March 31, 2008

Browser / mouse tip

I'm always on the lookout for new tips for the computer user and this weekend I found a great one that applies to both Internet Explorer and Firefox.

If you have one of those mice with a scroll wheel, chances are the wheel can be clicked (as well as scrolled). There is a very cool use for this feature. When you scroll-click a link on a web page, it opens that link in a new tab, while still maintaining focus on the original tab. This is great for when you're Googling something and want to open a few of the results for eventual viewing. But even more amazing is that if you scroll-click a tab in your browser, the tab closes! This is so much easier than moving the mouse pointer precisely over the X.

I did a quick survey at work and few if any knew of this pair of tricks, so it is my duty to pass it along to you.

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