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4 Useful Mouse Hacks You Didn’t Know About

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4 Useful Mouse Hacks You Didn't Know About

You’ve used a mouse for years, but do you know of all the neat little tricks that it’s capable of? We’ll show you just how much you can get done with your mouse.

Highlight Text

To highlight a lot of text, double-click on the first word, scroll down to the bottom, hold down Shift, and click on the last word to be highlighted. All of the text in-between your clicks will be highlighted without dragging your mouse all over the place.

Related: 20 Life-Changing Keyboard Shortcuts to Maximize Productivity

Zoom In/Out with Scroll Wheel

While holding down the Ctrl key and scrolling up and down with the mouse wheel, you can zoom in or out on the screen. Similarly, you can hold down the Shift key and scroll down to move back to a closed tab.

Try Some Double or Triple Clicks

To highlight a specific word, double-click on the word. To highlight the entire paragraph, triple-click on a word. To highlight one word at a time, double-click then drag your mouse.

Select Multiple Options in Drop Down.

Let’s say that you’re filling out a drop-down form and it requests that you select an option. If multiple options available apply to you, you can select multiple ones by holding down Ctrl and clicking them individually.

Use Side Buttons

Some mouses have buttons on the sides which allow users to quickly go back to previously visited web pages or move forward. Many are also programmable so that you can customize these additional buttons to act the way you want.

Do you have any other mouse tips? Submit them in the comments below!