Do you still remember back the old days a mouse has 3 buttons, with no scroll in the middle? Well, the last time I see those are almost decades ago when Windows 95 was around. And to be honest I can’t recall what’s the use of the middle button, and since then most mouse out there now have 2 buttons and a scroll in the middle.
Well, technically 2 buttons with scroll in the middle is also a 3 button mouse. But do you ever use the middle scroll? I hardly ever use that prior to the release of Windows 7.
Now with Windows 7 the middle click have gained more functions.
- You can use it to close a Windows when hovering over an open preview thumbnail application on the taskbar. For instance, suppose you have two opened window, and you can close one of the windows by hovering over the preview thumbnail, and anywhere inside the preview box click middle button and you can close the application. It is much easier than trying to point your cursors to the very left of the tiny close button.
- You can also open a new instance of the same application on the taskbar. For example, if you have one Firefox Browser opened, you can launch a new Firefox browser by just middle clicking the icon.
There you have it. Using it wisely will defiantly help you to increase your productivity