The mouse allows us to interact with and manage our PC, therefore it is one of the devices or peripherals that is rarely missing on any PC. It usually happens the same in the case of laptops even if they have their own touchpad, as most users prefer to connect a mouse for convenience. The left mouse button is the most used button, however the right button helps us displaying menu options. The wheel or middle button also has its own functions besides allowing us to scroll up and down a document or web page. However, there are other functions or hidden tricks performed by the middle mouse button that will help us a lot while browsing the web.
One of the most repeated tasks when browsing the web certainly is opening new tabs. A few minutes into browsing the web and we are likely to find even dozens of open tabs in the browser. This is why we are going to show you 7 tricks or functions that can be done with the middle button or the mouse wheel that perhaps you know nothing about and that you can use to open a new tab, certain sites, links, bookmarks, etc. whether you browse the web in Google Chrome or in Mozilla Firefox.
Tricks to browse the web faster with the middle mouse button
When we browse the web and want to go back to the previously visited site, we just need to click on the back button provided by the browser. However, if we also want to open the previously visited site in a new tab, then we can do it quickly by clicking on the browser’s back button with the middle button or mouse wheel.
It is very common to jump from one site to another using the links provided by the websites while browsing, but if we want to open a link in a new tab, we can do it quickly by clicking on the link with the middle mouse button. It is also very helpful to be able to open the same updated webpage in a new tab with a single click, which is something that we can do just by clicking on browser’s refresh button with the middle mouse button.
If we have some of our most visited sites or some of the most used search engines as our browser’s home page, then it can be certainly helpful to quickly open a new tab with the home page. To do this, we just need to click on the browser’s home button with the middle mouse button.
Search suggestions are one of the features of modern browsers. Each time that we write something in the address bar, we are shown a series of links to suggested sites. If we want to open several of these sites, we just have to click on them with the middle mouse button and we will see how each one is opened in a new tab.
Bookmarks are another of the most used features on a browser, as we store our favorite web pages in them. To open any bookmark in a new tab we just have to click on the marker with the middle mouse button or the wheel button. Of course, if we want to open a whole group of favorites in new tabs, we just need to click on the group of markers with the middle button and we are ready to go.