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    I love finding a new feature

    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

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    IE does that

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    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

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    This is worth a read if you're an avid chrome user. I've learned so much, I usually read 4 or 5 tips a day 100 Awesome Google Chrome Tips and Tricks! – Chrome Story

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    ctrl+shift+t

    press it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdrawkcab View Post
    ctrl+shift+t

    press it
    It opened the last tab I closed. Fair enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeGilbert View Post
    It opened the last tab I closed. Fair enough...
    and it also remembers your history for that tab, so you can go back to previous pages of the earlier closed tab - I find that super useful for when I have navigated on then closed a tab and shortly after need to refer back to some info I was looking at.

    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?

    Al

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    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]'

    Like this:


    The requested search will open in a new tab.

    IE doesn't do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    IE doesn't do that.
    It does.


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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    That will be an IE accelerator activated I expect?
    It is indeed. If you want to right-click some text and search with Google in Internet Explorer, you have to download the accelerator (which only takes a few seconds), otherwise you have to make do with the default: Search with Bing.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I don't know as I try not to use IE. I just prefer Chrome.
    I use Chrome most of the time too. Firefox also has the same feature btw (probably because Google pay Mozilla hundreds of millions each year to include the search engine).

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