Top 10 Mouse Tips and Tricks

Top 10 Mouse Tips and Tricks                             


Top 10 Mouse Tips and Tricks
The Mouse as an input device was one of the coolest inventions in the history of computers. It makes GUI so easy to handle that most of us prefer to use it over keyboard. But then, how many of us really use the mouse to its fullest extent? Most computer users don't take full advantage of the computer Mouse. Below are computer mouse tips and secrets that help you get the full potential of your computer mouse and increase your overall productivity while on the computer.

1> Take full advantage of the scroll wheel

Today, everyone is familiar with a mouse wheels ability to scroll up and down on a page. However, this wheel can also do so much more, below are just a few examples.
  • The mouse wheel is not just a wheel, it can also be used as a button. Pressing down on the wheel will act like a third mouse button. This can be used to open a web page in a tab by clicking the wheel on any link and can also be used to close a tab by clicking the wheel on any open tab.
  • Zoom in and Out on a web page, word document, excel spreadsheet, etc. by holding down the Ctrl key and scrolling up to zoom in and down to zoom out.
  • Holding down the Shift key while scrolling up or down in most Internet browsers to go back and forward between web pages.
  • Some mouse wheels can be pushed left or right to also move back and forward on a web page.

2> Shift key and mouse click

Many text editors and programs allow you to highlight all or portions of text using the Shift key and the mouse. For example, click at the beginning of a text in the below text box, hold down the Shift key, scroll to the bottom, and click at the end of the text to highlight all of the text.
Top 10 Mouse Tips and Tricks

3> Select with double and triple click

Any word can be selected by double-clicking the word. If you want to highlight the whole paragraph or sentence, click the mouse button three times on any word. Try it now on this paragraph by clicking three times fast on any word in the paragraph.

4> Manage the open window with the mouse

Double-click the top title bar of any window to maximize a window or if it is already maximized resize it to a window. You can also double-click the icon for the window in the top-left corner of the window to close that window.

5> Customize your mouse

Finally, if you have a mouse with more than two buttons, installing the included mouse software allows you to customize the mouse even more. For example, if you don't use the side buttons to move back and forth in a web page change it to something you do more often, such as switching between open windows or opening the calculator.

6> Move the mouse with your keyboard

Instead of using the mouse that came with your computer you can also enable Windows to use the number pad as a mouse.

7> Manage the open window with the mouse

Double-click the top title bar of any window to maximize a window or if it is already maximized re size it to a window. You can also double-click the icon for the window in the top-left corner of the window to close that window.
Top 10 Mouse Tips and Tricks




8> Holding Shift Shows Extended Context Menu

All files and folders are bestowed with a right-click context menu which allows us to perform certain action on the files/folders. Did you know that there are some hidden options in it?
Top 10 Mouse Tips and Tricks
If you press the Shift Key while doing a right-click you will be presented with an extended menu with those hidden options.

9> Zoom In and Zoom Out

All applications- image viewers, document editors, browsers and even the explorer allow you to zoom in and zoom out. While most of them have keyboard shortcuts or a dedicated tool to support that, some have none.
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You can use the mouse scroll to for all zooming activities along with the Ctrl key kept pressed. Never tried? Try it right now!

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Top 10 Mouse Tips and Tricks
1. Left button of the mouse is not working? And if you do not know the keyboard shortcut to close a browser tab, what are you going to do?
Simply press the mouse scroll by pointing on the middle of a tab and see what happens.
2. Press mouse scroll on any link for open this in new tab

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