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Like a lot of other people, Mozilla's tabbed browsing feature is what made me switch. Now that Mircrosoft finally came out with a driver for the Intellimouse series, I was able to program it so that I can control the tabs with the mouse. This is how I set it up (I left the left and right button alone):
  • Wheel Button: Command + Click
  • Left Side Button: Control-page up
  • Right Side Button: Control-page down
This way, when I press the wheel button, it opens up the link in a new tab. That's a lot easier than right clicking and waiting for the contextual menu to pop up. The control-page up/down is something I picked up from an earlier hint on this site -- it will switch to the previous or next tab.

Other alternatives could include setting one of the side buttons to close a tab (command-w). I don't know if Mozilla offers a command to cycle windows (although it is built into OS X under Full Keyboard Access in system prefs -- it just isn't activated yet). Of course, if I could figure out a way to get Mozilla to always open new tabs instead of windows (for example from SlashDock) then I wouldn't have to cycle windows anymore...

If anyone else has figured out a good way to program the mouse for Mozilla or other Apps, let me know.
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application hiding
Authored by: arajara on May 01, '02 04:32:31AM

I like programming my scroll button for command-H. It makes it really easy to reduce the window clutter when switching between applications. I have instant access to hiding the apps. I just keep pressing the scroll button until I arrive at the app I want.

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Bookmark your tabbed window !!!
Authored by: dperetti on May 01, '02 05:47:09AM

If you go to Bookmarks > File bookmark .... and click "File as group" you can save your window with its tabs !!!

If you click on this bookmark, all your tabs are restored and this is damn good !

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Authored by: lionel77 on May 01, '02 02:40:18PM

I have a set of 9 pages (news tickers, etc.) that I always keep open as tabbs. Every time I started Mozilla I had to open them by hand which was really annoying.
This hint made my life so much easier -- thanks!

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Window cycling
Authored by: fireproof on May 01, '02 09:23:24AM

You can cycle windows in Mozilla using "command-1" (one).

While we're on the subject, what's with the PC-esque use of the control key?

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