Hidden Middle-Click Tricks to Use When Browsing the Web
As someone who spends a lot of time online, you’re probably familiar with the middle-click function of your mouse. It’s a handy way to open links in new tabs without leaving the current page. But did you know there are several hidden middle-click tricks you can use to make your web browsing experience even better? Here are some of the most useful ones:
- Middle-click on a tab to close it
If you have multiple tabs open in your browser and want to close one quickly, you don’t need to move your mouse cursor all the way to the small “x” button on the tab. Instead, just middle-click on the tab, and it will close instantly.
- Middle-click on the back or forward button to open a new tab
When you click on the back or forward button in your browser, it takes you to the previous or next page you visited. But if you middle-click on these buttons, it will open the page in a new tab, so you can keep your current page open.
- Middle-click on a link to open it in a new tab and switch to it
If you want to open a link in a new tab and immediately switch to it, you can do it with a middle-click. Just hold down the middle button and click on the link. The new tab will open, and you’ll switch to it automatically.
- Middle-click on a bookmark to open it in a new tab
If you have bookmarks saved in your browser, you can quickly open them in a new tab with a middle-click. Just hover over the bookmark and press the middle button on your mouse.
- Middle-click on the refresh button to reload a page and all its assets
If you’re having trouble with a web page loading correctly, you can try reloading it and all its assets at once with a middle-click on the refresh button. This will clear the cache and reload the entire page, including images, videos, and scripts.
- Middle-click and drag a link to open it in a new tab
If you don’t want to click on a link with your left mouse button, you can middle-click and drag the link to the new tab button on your browser. This will open the link in a new tab without leaving your current page.