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The lesser known triple-click, and its famous cousin.

Have you ever been frustrated with trying to select the whole line in the google search bar, browser address bar? Ever gone on a crazy clicking spree get everything selected, only to click extra and lose it all? Well I’m here to tell you about a wonderful invention called the triple-click!

So I’ve made a short tutorial, its suitable for all but the completely brain-dead.
Click once on text in the address bar: Nothing happens
Double-twice: the word gets selected
Triple-click!: the whole line gets selected!
Oh, and by the way, some browsers select the whole line on the first click, but if you screw up that first click, and click more than once, then you have go with a triple click after that (or click somewhere outside to reset the behavior).

The middle click!
Also while we’re on the subject of clicking, let me also tell you about the middle mouse wheel, which is extremely underutilized. Here are few ways to use it:
1. Middle click on a tab to close it (works in almost all applications with tabs).
2. Middle click on a link to open it in a new tab. Go ahead…. middle click me! (Very useful when opening multiple tabs from a google page)
3. Press CTRL while rolling the mouse wheel, and watch the page zoom in and out.
Wondering how to use the (highly addictive) middle click on your laptop touchpad? Well, just click on both L and R buttons at the same time.

Well, I hope you enjoyed that, but now its time for payback!
Leave a comment if you have any shame.

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