IE does that
I have been a Chrome users for some time now and it is still my favourite browser.
I have just discovered a feature by accident which I think is pretty neat.
While looking at a page I accidentally clicked the mouse wheel button on a link and the link opened in a new tab!
I realise I am now going to be deluged with "have you only just found that!" replies but I don't care, I am just glad I found it
IE does that
All browsers do that if you have the middle mouse button set up correctly, some software (logitech) use it as the zoom function but you can override that in their software and set it back to the middle button.
If you click the middle button else where on the page, not on a link, you can scroll
VeryPC_Colin_M (30th May 2014)
FYI also (you probably already know these ones too):
ctrl+click does the same as middle button (opens in new tab)
shift+click opens in a new instance of the browser
To respond to the enthusiasm of the OP - I also love finding these little features that reveal simple useful functions or shortcuts that I didn't know about before. I'm a big user of KB shortcuts, especially in Adobe design software (e.g. 'v' is the select tool, 'z' zoom tool, amongst many others). What are your favourite shortcuts?
I often find this useful:
Right click and select text on a web page. Once all of the text you are interested in is highlighted right click and select 'Search Google for [Selected Text]'
The requested search will open in a new tab.
IE doesn't do that.
Ah. My IE 11 doesn't do that:
That will be an IE accelerator activated I expect? I don't know as I try not to use IE. I just prefer Chrome.
download the accelerator (which only takes a few seconds), otherwise you have to make do with the default: Search with Bing.
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