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Tip: Opening links in new tabs

August 11th, 2009

Tabs can be great for working with multiple pages at the same time. But if you open them by right-clicking links and selecting “Open link in new tab,” you might not have realized that there’s an easier way. Just use your middle mouse button (it might look like a wheel) to click a link, and it will open in a new tab in the background.

Tip: Opening links in new tabs

“But wait,” you say, “my mouse doesn’t have a middle button!” No problem — another way to get the same effect is to hold down the Ctrl key while clicking (with the left mouse button) on a link.

Tip: Opening links in new tabs

(If clicking the middle button on a link doesn’t open it, your mouse may be set to use the middle button for something else. You can configure your mouse settings by going to the Windows Control Panel.)