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Watch your Mouse! Triple-click saves time & labor

, 14 Feb 2015 CPOL
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Computer mouse triple-click is a convenient feature


Computer mouse single and double-clicks are widely used in software applications. Less known is the mouse triple-click option, which could increase the convenience and overall productivity of computer operations.

Triple-click in Web Browsers

Mouse triple-click feature is implemented in all major web browsers,: Microsoft Internet Explorer IE7+, Mozilla Firefox 3.6+,Google Chrome (any version) and Apple Safari 2.0+. You could try this mouse triple-click technique right now, while reading the paragraph and see the result. Triple-click at any place within the paragraph to get it selected.

The tricky part is to select the textual fragment containing the hyperlinks on the web page; in this case, do the triple-click while pointing the cursor slightly to the right of the hyperlink "hot spot" in order to avoid the page redirection to the target URL. You can practice on this sample hyperlink.


Triple-click in other apps 

Mouse triple-click feature is also implemented in many popular text editing software apps, like, for example, Microsoft Word (wider set of options is available in Microsoft Word, including the combination of mouse-click with Ctrl button).


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GeneralUseful PinprofessionalManoj Ningwani14-Nov-13 7:19 
GeneralRe: Useful PinprofessionalDrABELL14-Nov-13 10:33 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinprofessionalBrian A Stephens27-Sep-13 4:26 
GeneralRe: My vote of 5 PinprofessionalDrABELL27-Sep-13 4:32 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinprofessionalAmol_B23-Sep-13 21:38 
GeneralRe: My vote of 5 PinprofessionalDrABELL27-Sep-13 4:32 
GeneralWait, what? Pinmemberkaschimer23-Sep-13 11:07 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberPranit Kothari12-Jul-12 22:51 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberAbinash Bishoyi2-May-12 21:32 
GeneralRe: My vote of 5 PinmemberDrABELL3-May-12 6:54 
Generalreally it good we never think like that!!!!!! Pinmemberchetan virkar28-Feb-12 18:02 
GeneralRe: Thank you! PinmemberDrABELL28-Feb-12 19:20 
GeneralI usually use it for URL selection from URL bar, i wont coun... Pinmemberraju dasa25-Dec-11 6:42 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Cool PinmemberAshley Davis19-Dec-11 19:41 
GeneralRe: Many Thanks! :) PinmemberDrABELL19-Dec-11 19:49 
GeneralGood one! thanks!! Pinmembernico14419-Sep-11 6:25 
GeneralRe: You are very welcome! PinmemberDrABELL19-Sep-11 11:26 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Nice Tip Pinmemberrajeevtechnical19-Sep-11 2:22 
GeneralRe: Thanks! PinmemberDrABELL19-Sep-11 3:13 
GeneralReason for my vote of 4 I have been using this for a log tim... Pinmemberqadirv18-Sep-11 20:27 
GeneralRe: Well, you can call it in different ways, but the "triple-cli... PinmemberDrABELL19-Sep-11 3:18 
GeneralI'm sorry. Thanks for noticing me about that . Pinmemberchong_yan16-Sep-11 23:32 
GeneralRe: You are welcome! PinmemberDrABELL19-Sep-11 3:15 
GeneralWow, I didn't know that! Have a 5. PinsubeditorWalt Fair, Jr.7-Sep-11 13:38 
GeneralRe: Thanks, Walt! PinmemberDrABELL7-Sep-11 14:17 

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