Our computer peripherals have many shortcuts that make our work easier. And we may not know all of them, but a few of these have always made our work easier. Most of us know the shortcuts of the keyboards by heart. We know our way around the keys and the different combinations.
But did you know that the mouse is equally capable of than just clicks and scrolls? Here are 6 more features that are hidden in your mouse.
The mouse is bored of just scrolling around and clicking. With Volumouse, you can assign the buttons and control the volume of the various applications. The application will be set to work when the mouse keys are used in combination with other keyboard keys as well.
If you're wondering why a right-click function is listed here, then we would like to introduce you to True X-Mouse. You can just highlight the text, and use the scrolling button to copy and paste it into another document with ease.
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If you have a lot of tabs open in your browser, your mouse has the ability to scroll through the list of them through the add-on Tab Wheel Scroll for Firefox. You can customize the settings to suit you and use your mouse in the browser.
You can zoom in on images with the scroll wheel with the help of Image Zoom. This add-on allows you to zoom into pictures with ease. Try it out yourself!
There are additionals hacks for Firefox browsers can help you get more out your mouse without the need for add-ons. Head over to the configuration file of Firefox by entering 'about:config' in the address bar of your browser.
Change the setting for "middlemouse.paste" from false to true. This setting now allows you to copy and paste texts directly using the middle mouse button or the scroll button.
Changing the "middlemouse.scrollbarPosition" to true will enable you to scroll to any point on the scroll bar without moving the scrollbar.
If you change the "mousewheel.withaltkey.action" to 1, you can scroll documents one page at a time. You can do so by pressing the 'Alt' key and the mouse scroll wheel simultaneously.