While it’s a compulsion to use the Mouse on a Desktop, people prefers the same on their Notebooks as well, unless, it’s a touch-based gadget. I’d prefer a Mouse over a Laptop’s mouse pad any day, for the same reasons that it gets things done faster.
And with these cool and sassy mouse tricks, you’d love to use the Mouse, more often. These are some lesser known features, which people either do not know or chose to ignore. But once you’re familiar with these Mouse tricks, it’d add another star in your productivity.
3 Computer Mouse Tricks To Get Things Done Faster
These Mouse tricks do not include the use of any third-party tools, it’s just tweaking few settings in the Control Panel and you’re done. While some of these mouse tricks requires a smart use of the device. How it’s done, read.
Automatically Move Pointer to the Default Button in the Dialog Box
So that you don’t have to drag the mouse pointer to the desired button, manually. After some action or commands, like file deletion, the mouse pointer would automatically moves to the ‘Yes’ option in the dialog box. The feature may annoy you at first, but you’d love it when you get used to it. To activate it.
For Windows 7
Follow the path: Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers > Mouse and then In the ‘Mouse Properties’ under ‘Pointer Options’, enable the ‘Snap To’ feature. Apply to finalize.
For Windows 8
Win Key + C for the charms menu. And follow the path: Settings > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers > Mouse.
Switch Primary and Secondary Buttons
The button on the left is primary and secondary is on the right. By default, we’re offered with this configuration. But it’s a pain in the butt for left hand users.
For Windows 7 and Windows 8
In ‘Mouse Properties’ under Buttons, tick ‘Switch Primary and Secondary Buttons’ and it’d be go to configuration for left hand users.
The Power Of Mouse Scroll Wheel
Scroll wheel that sits in the middle of the two Mouse buttons. It isn’t there to decoration. Here’s how you can use it to improve your Windows using experience.
1. Next time when you want to close a web browser tab, just hover anywhere over the tab and click the scroll wheel. Presto! You can use that on Sublime Text Editor, PDF Viewers or anywhere the content is presented in tabbed version. Go try!
Cool!! Isn’t it? You do not have to hover and hit-click the mouse over the tiny cross to close the web browser tabs.
2. Though, you can set Google to open SERPs(Search Engine Result Pages) link in a new tab, but why to go through a few settings, when mere mouse scroll wheel click gets the job done. Be it Google or Bing or any other Search Engine you prefer, if you’d open the links using the mouse scroll wheel, they’ll open up in new tabs. Using Mouse scroll wheel you can open any link in a new tab.
3. If you’ve lengthy reads at your disposal, say short stories by any author you prefer reading online. Grab yourself a cup of coffee, or pop-corn, and click the mouse scroll wheel anywhere on the web page to activate the automatic scroll. You can adjust the scroll speed as per your reading speed. It’ll work in the PDF viewer, Microsoft Office, Windows Live Writer as well.
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