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The middle mouse button can do many things, one very handy function is that clicking on a link will open that link in a new browser tab - i.e. there's no need to right-click a link and select "Open in new tab"

 

I admit, I did not know this   :wacko:

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I admit I knew about it, but still use the old right click method. :lol:

 

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If you middle click the 'refresh' icon on the address bar in Firefox it opens a copy of the current tab in a new tab.

 

It a feature that is not well documented and AFIK it's the only way to do this quickly in Firefox.

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The middle mouse button can do many things, one very handy function is that clicking on a link will open that link in a new browser tab - i.e. there's no need to right-click a link and select "Open in new tab"

 

I admit, I did not know this   :wacko:

I have made sure I only buy 3 button mouses? (mice?, whatever) for years for that very reason.

and if you get a mouse with the middle button as a wheel, you can tilt it left and right to do all manner of lovely stuff on docs, web pages and many more.

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and if you get a mouse with the middle button as a wheel, you can tilt it left and right

 

Not all mice with that middle wheel button have left/right clicking ability. I had to learn to stop trying to use that feature I had gotten used to with some pricey wireless Microsoft mice (now I only use Belkin USB wired mice) because I was breaking less expensive mice one after another that didn't have that feature.

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The middle mouse button can do many things, one very handy function is that clicking on a link will open that link in a new browser tab - i.e. there's no need to right-click a link and select "Open in new tab"

 

I admit, I did not know this   :wacko:

 

I've been a computer user since before there was "windows", and only learned this sometime last year.  True confession.  :lol:

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I have made sure I only buy 3 button mouses? (mice?, whatever) for years for that very reason.

and if you get a mouse with the middle button as a wheel, you can tilt it left and right to do all manner of lovely stuff on docs, web pages and many more.

Clicking my center mouse button "wheel" lets my scroll without scrolling  :D Just move my mouse in any direction.

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UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT :rolleyes:  

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If you middle click the 'refresh' icon on the address bar in Firefox it opens a copy of the current tab in a new tab.

 

In Chrome you right-click on the tab and then click Duplicate.

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In Chrome you right-click on the tab and then click Duplicate.

It's that way in IE as well, but the 'Duplicate' option is not on the right click menu in FFx, took me ages to find that middle click on 'refresh' trick.

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the 'Duplicate' option is not on the right click menu in FFx, took me ages to find that middle click on 'refresh' trick.

 

nukecad, you should post this trick you discovered on the Firefox Forum (assuming they still have one, I believe they used to have a forum).  I bet a lot of users don't know this trick.   ;)

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nukecad, you should post this trick you discovered on the Firefox Forum (assuming they still have one, I believe they used to have a forum).  I bet a lot of users don't know this trick.   ;)

 

That's where I eventually found it. :)

Post 2 of this:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/903583

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That's where I eventually found it. :)

 

You should send the guy that posted that a virtual coffee & donut.   :D

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