Quick Tip: Opening link into new tab with one mouse click

TheGreenMouse by Markus Hammrich
TheGreenMouse by Markus Hammrich

I learned something new yesterday that has already made a positive impact on my life. I am now opening links into a new tab with a single mouse click.  It may not seem much, but if you are doing it as much as I am, the time savings adds up quickly.

Each day, I settle in to read my Paper.li newsletters. On each newsletter, there is a large collection of articles. I typically open each article I want to read into its own tab on Google Chrome so that I can read it and decide if I want to keep it or not. To do this, I would right click on the article and then select “Open link in new tab.” This has been reduced to one simple click.

This one click is achieved by using the middle mouse button (the wheel). Just mouse over the link and press down on the wheel.

This works in on a PC using Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Image: TheGreenMouse by Markus Hammrich, Creative Commons License, Flickr.com