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It seems that every day we discover how complete Safari's support of tabs really is. Looking for another way to open tabs? If you have a three-button mouse or two-button with scroll wheel button (like mine, a Logitech WheelMouse), the scroll wheel works but the button has typically been useless. Not anymore. Click the scroll wheel button over a link and the link opens in a new tab. Excellent.

[robg adds: To make this work with my Microsoft Intellipoint mouse, I had to disable Intellipoint in Safari, in which case I lost all mouse features but the middle button works as described. A better option was to add a custom setup for Safari, and just set the middle button to send a Command-click event. My middle button is set to "Autoscroll" as a global preference; I don't recall if that's the global default or not.]
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Safari: Opening Tabs Even More Quickly
Authored by: zedwards on Apr 21, '03 10:38:19AM

Sorry, but my middle button has been relegated to a double click ;)



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Safari: Opening Tabs Even More Quickly
Authored by: Eravau on Apr 21, '03 11:35:17AM
As it should be.

The button under the thumb is for command-clicking (as it has been for a few years on my mice).

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Opening Safari tabs even more quickly
Authored by: splattertrousers on Apr 21, '03 11:45:37AM

You can also middle-click a bookmark folder to open each of the
bookmarks in that folder in its own tab.

Unfortunately, you can't middle-click a bookmark to open that
bookmark in a new tab. And you can't middle-click a tab to
close the tab, like you can in Mozilla (on Windows at least).

[If anyone's looking for a good multi-button mouse, I've seen
the
Wacom Graphire graphics tablet with wireless 3-button scroll
mouse and a copy of Photoshop Elements for less than $80. (But
it was a while ago.) I have the Graphire (I bought it before
seeing that bundle unfortunately) and it's pretty nice.]



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Opening Safari tabs even more quickly
Authored by: Mac744 on Apr 21, '03 11:58:54AM

Excellent tip!



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Graphire
Authored by: Bookman on Apr 21, '03 12:44:10PM

I saw that deal in the Apple Store in Albany, NY a couple of
weekends ago and almost bought it, except when I checked with
the folks there they said that the mouse must be used on the tablet
to work, which I found a little too restrictive given the size of the
Graphire tablet. I instead bought a Kensington Pocket Mouse Pro
Optical, which I love--it has a compartment in which the USB
transmitter can be stored when you're on the move, tracks
beautifully, and works like a charm in Mac OS X with no need to
install software.

2¢--Books



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Works with my Kensington mouse
Authored by: Bookman on Apr 21, '03 12:31:29PM

...with no additional software or setup needed. Using a Kens.
Mouse-In-A-Box Optical. Thanks for the tip!

IMHO, there is no better tip you can give most people than to
encourage them to buy a multi-button mouse with scroll wheel when
they start using Mac OS X. Contextual menus are much easier to
use with a two+ button mouse. (Apologies to those who, from long
use, find Control-clicking instinctive. I never did.)

2¢--Books



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Opening Safari tabs even more quickly
Authored by: midan23 on Apr 21, '03 02:53:04PM

It should be noted that this little trick also works in Camino ...



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Opening Safari tabs even more quickly
Authored by: Argent on Apr 21, '03 03:25:27PM

Nice hint! Works great with my Logitech MouseMan Traveler! ;-)



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Opening Safari tabs even more quickly
Authored by: Brock Lee on Apr 21, '03 03:28:22PM

I have a Logitech scroll mouse and in the "Control Center"
System Preference I had to configure the middle button to
"Advanced Click" with the button set at "3".

Perhaps that will help someone.



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Opening Safari tabs with MS IntelliMouse
Authored by: MtnBiker on Apr 21, '03 04:05:25PM
Customizing IntelliMouse? I too want my wheel to sroll up and down a page, but command click would be nice too. I have buttons 3 and 4 set to back and forward. TIA

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Hermosa Beach, CA USA

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Opening Safari tabs even more quickly
Authored by: vdubya on Apr 22, '03 01:46:16AM

I wouldn't say that the wheel button is "useless". I've got mine
programmed for a "command-option-click". This allows me to
click on an icon in the dock, and immediately "Hide Others",
leaving only the selected file/app/folder/etc.!

But...had I not grown so fond of that setup...this would be a
great tip for me!



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Opening Safari tabs even more quickly
Authored by: dogboy on Apr 22, '03 07:07:07AM

I have the wheel button on my Wacom Graphire 2 mouse set to
activate cocoa gestures, but it still works with this hint. Super.



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Opening Safari tabs even more quickly
Authored by: Scott Hall on Apr 23, '03 10:21:01PM

What click options are you using for Cocoa Gestures? I used this
program everywhere I could, but standard middle click is
apparently command+click on the Mac. Safari B2 doesn't let the
click pass on to Gestures, so I lost my Gesture functionality in
Safari until I decide what to use instead, maybe mouse button
4.



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Opening Safari tabs even more quickly
Authored by: TallDwarf on Apr 22, '03 07:17:47PM

For the middle mouse button, I find it more useful to switch
between tabs in safari, or in all my other apps to switch between
open windows ala command-tilde



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Opening Safari tabs even more quickly
Authored by: elroar on Apr 24, '03 11:53:23PM

apple-clicking the bookmark folder will also open up all the
bookmarks in tabs. for us kids who don't use mice.



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