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#1 TMacK

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 11:53 AM

Have searched for an answer to this seemingly simple question,but came up empty handed!
Is there a keyboard shortcut for a middle click? My mouse only has two buttons and I can't master clicking them simultaneously (because of a dexterity issue).
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:05 PM

Check out this program. www.geocities.com/pronto4u/mouseemulator.html
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:09 PM

I don't understand what you mean by a "middle click", but you may find what you are looking for in "accessability options" or the "mouse" section in the control panel.

You can also check the following Microsoft support page:
Keyboard shortcuts for Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449/

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:55 PM

Thanx for your replies buddy215 and Enthusiast!
That program is interesting,wonder if it has a middle click option? Do you or someone you know use this mouse emulator buddy215? I make it a habbit of not downloading anything without knowing its history.
Had never looked thru the accessability options before.But niether it nor the Micro$oft link offered a shortcut fix.
Enthusiast,because I use Firefox,the ms support page wouldn't display in its entirety,so I used my IE Tab extension to view it in IE.One of the options with this extension is to middle click to use a new tab to switch rendering engines. Another extension I can use it with is Image Zoom.
Maybe I should go to the source and post this in the Firefox forum Posted Image
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 02:16 PM

No, I haven't used this. There is an email link on that site to the designer that says you can ask any questions that you have. The site doesn't mention Firefox. It does say it emulates the middle wheel. Have you considered just getting another mouse?

www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/keyboard
A list of keyboard shortcuts in Firefox

Edited by buddy215, 11 July 2006 - 02:21 PM.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:05 PM

Hi buddy215!
I had already checked that out but the list of keyboard shortcuts in Firefox makes no mention of a middle click.
I could always put a new mouse on my Christmas list!
Cheers and Thanx!
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 10:58 PM

I use Firefox as well and have been using a four button mouse, the middle being the scroll wheel and one just under it functioning as a "back button".

I would think that if your mouse had other buttons with other functions the software to run it would be the mouse manufacturer's as the one to operate mine was logitech's.

Don't you still have to use IE for Windows updates?

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 11:56 PM

I've never used the IE Tab for windows updates,but thier homepage says it'll work! http://ietab.mozdev.org/ Go figure!
After playing around a bit today,I think the problem may be with the Image Zoom extension itself,as I can middle click(the scroll wheel)to use the IE Tab function. Am in the process of investigating this.
My mouse is an ultru cheapo that came with my system from Dell so who knows!
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