Tag Archives | mouse

Quick and Minimalistic Bookmarking

QuickMark for Firefox ReviewQuickMark provides a lightning-fast way for creating bookmarks and keeping them organized. Create and place them in a folder in one mouse sweep or use the shortcuts so your hands won’t need to leave the keyboard. This comes in handy if you need a quick and easy way to bookmark a webpage you are looking at.

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Enhance Your Mouse’s Middle Click!

Enhanced Middle Click Review for FirefoxThe add-on, Enhanced Middle Click, will display history menu, tab list menu or toggle various sidebars with middle mouse button. I often forget my mouse has a middle mouse button (I use the scroll wheel a lot though) however, this neat little add-on for Firefox has made me see things differently.

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Double Click Closes Tab

Double Click to Close TabThe fastest (yet safe) add-on to close tab using mouse only! Close any tab by double clicking the tab. Close current tab by triple click anywhere on the page. Optionally middle click or double right click on page to close tab.

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SmoothWheel

Smooth ScrollingSome people like to smoothly scroll down a webpage, but do not want to do this any other place on their computer. You can bring smooth mouse wheel scrolling to the browser with the SmoothWheel extension for Firefox. The purpose of this add-on is pretty simple, it lets you smoothly scroll down a webpage with your mouse wheel, rather than going down a few lines at a time.

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Mouse Control Power Tools

More Mouse ControlsNeed a way to quickly do more with your mouse when browsing the web using Firefox? The MouseControl add-on is a nifty tool that allows you to switch, close, quick return, duplicate and zoom just by clicking on your mouse buttons.

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Mouse Tips for Firefox Fans

Best Browser Mouse Tips

There is a lot you can do with Firefox when it comes to the mouse.  Now, most of the time people focus on all the keyboard shortcuts you can do with Firefox – however, the mouse shortcuts are equally as cool. 

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Smoother Web Page Scrolling

smooth-wheel The way you use your web browser is a very personalized experience.  From the way you click links, to even the way you scroll down a web page, everybody has their own way of doing things.  To add a few more page scrolling tweaks to the Firefox browser, give the Smooth Wheel add-on a shot.

Smooth Wheel adds several more configurable preferences to your mouse wheel’s performance in Firefox.  Here is a little ‘bit more about the extension from the developer:

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Grab and Drag Scrolling

Do you like being able to virtually grab a page and scroll up or down it in your browser?  Now, some other programs have this ability (such as most PDF readers out there) however the web browser does not, until now.  The Grab and Drag add-on for Firefox will enable grab and drag scrolling, flick gestures, and momentum scrolling in Firefox.

This comes in really handy for tablet PCs, where your pen is taking the place of your mouse.  You can though use it with your mouse too, as it comes ready for 1, 2, or 3 button mouse support.

Grab and Drag gives Firefox a new way to browse, and also has plenty of options to tweak till you get it just the way you want it.  You can pick it up on the Firefox Add-ons site or MozDev.org.

Unique Browser Backtracking

Unique Firefox Navigation Tip Need to quickly navigate back in the browser history?  Now sure, you could click the actual backwards button, in the Firefox navigation toolbar.  I have another alternative for you to try though.  MileWideBack is an add-on for Firefox that will let you click on the left border of your Firefox window to go back to the previous web page you were viewing.

What does does this extension for Firefox allow you to do?  Well, if you can navigate forward if you right-click with your mouse on the Firefox border too. If you are using tabbed browsing, middle-click on the left border to close the current tab, or rotate the mouse-wheel to cycle through your current tabs.

To learn more about how to tweak this add-on, check out this tutorial:

So if you are looking for way to make your browsing experience more user friendly or unique, MileWideBack is well worth your time.  Give it a shot, and let me know if you find browsing this way is better or worse than your more traditional methods.