Make the Most of Your Middle Mouse Button, Part 3

Let's continue this week's informal series on doing more with that oft-neglected middle mouse button (or "Middy," as I like to call it).

On Tuesday you learned about using it to quick-close browser tabs, and yesterday you discovered that middle-clicking Web links automatically opens them in new tabs. What more could ol' Middy possibly do for you?!

If you're a Firefox or Internet Explorer user, plenty. Let's say you've organized a handful of favorite sites--you know, the ones you visit daily--into a folder. Smart move.

Here's an even smarter one: You can instantly open every link in a folder, each in its own tab, but middle-clicking that folder.

This works regardless of where the folder is located: your bookmarks toolbar, your navigation toolbar, even a pull-down menu. One middle-click of a folder and presto: every link therein opens in a new tab.

Handy, right? Tomorrow we'll get outside your browser and see what Middy can do in Windows proper. Stay tuned!

This story, "Make the Most of Your Middle Mouse Button, Part 3" was originally published by PCWorld.

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