Here are five windows operations that you can use on some occasions with windows or associated software.
1 – Open new links in brand new tabs on Windows Internet Explorer
If your mouse has three buttons – then use the middle one to open new tabs. Hover the mouse pointer over the link and press the mouse wheel to open up new tabs. All you need to do is place the mouse pointer over a link and then press down on the middle mouse button (the mouse wheel).
The middle mouse button is able to roll forward or back, however, it is also able to be pressed down and clicked just like a button. If you do this on a link then it will open up that link in a new tab. This is a lot quicker than pressing right-click and clicking on “open in a new tab.” It is an easier way to research certain items by simply clicking in order to open new tabs.
If you are feeling the super lazy you can hold CTRL and press Tab to scroll through your tabbed windows – or you can even hold Alt and press Tab to see a screen of windows – which shows all of the items you have active at the moment, including your tabbed windows.
2 – You may find hidden menus within context menus on Windows
Some article and icon buttons on Microsoft Windows may be right-clicked on to reveal a context menu. Some icons you are able to hold shift upon in order to reveal an even bigger listed menu. You should try it on your hard drive file. This is a very nice little trick to use if you are a hardcore windows user.
3 – You are able to select columns of text with some Windows applications
On some applications you are able to select text on a vertical level as opposed to on a horizontal level. You do this by holding the ALT key and then dragging the mouse across the text you would like to highlight. This may be done on some versions of Microsoft word and many advanced editors that word have created. You will even find that you can use this technique on the fantastic code writing software known as Notepad++.