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7 middle mouse button tricks to use when browsing the web

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.

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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.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to land on October 17th

Microsoft would release Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17th, according to a news leak on the product page of the new PCs that Lenovo is showcasing at a conference in Berlin.

Although Microsoft has not provided the exact release date for the next Windows 10’s major update, the information points to a certain delay in the launch of the final version, which has been tested for a few months on the Insiders program, being expected to arrive on September.

AOC launches the new Agon AG251FG, with 240Hz and G-Sync compatibility

On August 22, Gamescom 2017 will be officially underway, emanating from Köln, Germany, where we’ll see a lot of new software and hardware presentations. Manufacturer AOC has already announced that they will present their new Agon AG251FG monitor, which presumably works at a 240 Hz display update frequency and uses NVIDIA G-Sync technology, among other attributes.

AOC Agon AG251FG

The AOC Agon AG251FG has a 24.5 inch (62.2 cm diagonally) LED-TN panel, in a 16:9 aspect ratio with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), that stands out because of its 240 Hz max display update frequency, run by an NVIDIA graphics card G-Sync module. As a gaming-oriented monitor with TN matrix, it only has a 1 ms response time, which makes it ideal for pro-gamers that need maximum performance and speed.

WhatsApp already allows you to erase shared images when you close a chat.

There are several annoying things in WhatsApp: one of these is group conversations and the other of many is the multimedia archives. Simply, because there are those dedicated to making SPAM with dozens of memes and useless images which do nothing more than fill the memory of the device. There are ways of dealing with the multimedia archives such as photos and videos, to make a selective download, but what WhatsApp just introduced is probably even better than this.

The latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android has meant the introduction of the MMS protocol. Already available in iOS and now arriving to Android, so that soon we will be able to send and receive photos without compression, and without exchanging them in ‘file’ format, but on a regular basis like the rest of images and photos. But in addition to this, in this beta of WhatsApp we can find a new dialogue box that opens when closing the conversation – both group and individual – and which offers us the possibility of erasing all of the shared images with this contact from the memory of our mobile device.

SonicSpy, a new Android spyware hidden in over 1,000 apps on the Play Store

We have always said that the best thing is to avoid downloading apps from unofficial sources, and download them from the Play Store, which is Google’s official store, in order to protect ourselves against Android malware. However, lately there have been apps uploaded on the store hiding all kinds of malware such as the case of the new SonicSpy spyware hidden in over 1,000 theoretically safe apps on the Play Store, threatening Android users.

In recent months, we have been able to see how several threats were sneaking into the Play Store, roaming freely without raising the slightest suspicion from Google’s security systems, with threats such as Xavier, Lipizzan or FalseGuide endangering the security of millions of Android users. Now a new spyware, detected by the security company Lookout, is threatening Android users by being hidden on the Play Store in over 1,000 apps, which are theoretically reliable apps that have gone under several security measures before being published on Google’s store.

How does the SonicSpy spyware works on Android?

As we just said, this malware was able to evade the Play Store’s security measures, so the main form of infection is through Google’s official app store. Some of the infected apps (a lot of them are instant messaging apps) have good ratings on the store and have been downloaded between 1,000 and 5,000 times, so the number of infected users is quite significant.

Razer introduces new color options for its gaming peripherals

Razer, the gaming peripherals expert, has tons of peripherals on the market, but every one of them, or almost every one of them, always have had something in common: they are black. Now it seems that the brand will start offering its clients other color options for its products, including silver, which we already saw when we reviewed the Lancehead Wireless, for example, as well as white for the fans of desktop aesthetics.

These two colors have been announced by the brand on its webpage by showing them under the ‘Mercury Edition’ and ‘Gunmetal Edition’ peripherals, although they will initially be available in just a few products: the BlackWidow X Chroma keyboards, the Lancehead Tournament and Wireless mice, the Kraken 7.1 headsets and the Invicta mats. In other words, Razer has taken a keyboard, a mouse, a headset and a mat, and made them available in Gunmetal (grey) and Mercury (white) variants besides the usual black, of course.

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In this case, the difference is purely cosmetic, meaning that the products are exactly the same and have the same usual features (although I keep wondering about the Invicta mat since mice usually work better over dark surfaces) while keeping the same price. Now Razer just provides two additional color options when choosing the aforementioned peripherals so customers can buy the ones that they like the most or those that better fit their PC and desk’s aesthetics.