7 hidden functions of a computer mouse (tips)

Today we want to introduce you, and just remind some of them, about several hidden ways to use a computer mouse.

1. Select part of the text

We all know that to select text, you need to hold down the left mouse button and move the cursor over the desired area of ​​the text. However, if we need to select text on a long page, that is, with scrolling, this is not always convenient. Therefore, use the following combination: click the mouse at the beginning of the desired place, then go to the end of the required selection and click again, but while holding down Shift. All the space between the two clicks is highlighted.

2. Back and forth transitions in the browser

In a browser, to go to the previous or next page, it is not at all necessary to click on the corresponding buttons on the program toolbar. You can just hold down Shift and roll the mouse wheel forward or backward.

3. Zoom in and out

You can change the display scale of the open page by simply scrolling while holding down the CTRL button on the keyboard. This method works in a large number of programs, including many image viewers.

4. Double and triple click

Everyone knows that to select a word, you just need to double-click on it quickly. But if you triple-click, you can select an entire paragraph of text at once. Try it, it's much more convenient than dragging the selection to the end of the paragraph.

5. Right-click drag

In order to move files in Windows, we use the drag'n'drop method, that is, we take an element, drag it to the right place and drop it there. But you can do the same with the right click and then we will see a context menu that allows not only moving, but also copying the file, as well as creating a shortcut in the right place.

6. Selection of several fragments in the text

If you are working with long text, in which you need to cut out only the fragments that interest you, then it is not at all necessary to do it one by one. You can hold down the CTRL key and select the desired words, sentences, paragraphs. Then copy it all in one fell swoop to the desired location.

7. Opening links in a new tab

Many users have long been accustomed to the fact that you can press the middle mouse button to open a link in a new tab. However, if the wheel is broken and does not click, then it is useful to remember that a simple click with the CTRL button held down leads to the same result.