Browser Tip: Open New Tabs with One Click of the Mouse

Last Updated May 30, 2007 9:24 AM EDT

mouse.jpgFile this under, "Not many people know about this, but everyone should." If you use Firefox or Internet Explorer 7, you can open any link in a new tab just by clicking it with your middle mouse-button (or mouse wheel). Give it a try the next time you run a Google search. Or, better yet, middle-click the Comments link at the top of this post. Presto: A new tab appears! While you're there, why not click Participate and share your favorite browser tip? Bet you can't beat this one.
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