The middle button of the mouse
By pengyang on May 09, 2007
Until yesterday, I found that to click the middle button of the mouse on the Firefox tab could result in a "close tab" operation. And I'm getting used to it now:)
I can still remember the time that I searched for an easier way to "close tab", because to move the mouse to the small red "close" button and click the left button isn't so convenient sometimes. The first way I used was to right click the tab and input "C" on the keyboard. One of my friends told me that there was an good extension for that. With the extension, the tab could be closed by double-click the left mouse button. But it can't support the Firefox version later than 1.0...
Then I switch to use the shortcut "ctrl+w" to close the current tab. And my surfing habit also changed. With my left hand on the keyboard, the little finger on "Ctrl" and middle finger on "W", I can browse the web pages with mouse in right hand quickly. BTW, there is an argument about this shortcut.
And now, I start to use the mouse middle button to close the tab. It's a good complement for the "ctrl+w" shortcut which can make the online life better for me.
It's an "evolution", isn't it?:)
The Firefox tab function changed my online experiences totally. And it's really nice. I can't imagine to open 50+ browser window instead of tabs at the same time. After tab came out, some requests were raised accordingly, such as cache the tabs, switch among the tabs, close the tabs, reorder the tabs or even duplicate the tab. When people get used to it, it's hard to get back to the "one window per page" age.