single click options?

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  1. jvaska macrumors 6502

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    #1
    One thing I miss from OS9 was the ability in my web browser to simply hold down the click while hovering over a link and I would get a small menu with more options.

    I would really love to be able to do this in Safari and then have the option to open a page in a new tab or new window.

    Yes, I know that I can do this with the other hand...but that's part of the problem. I'd still like to be able to do this only with the mouse.

    I've done some searching, but I can't find anything out there. Is there? Anybody know of a way to make this happen?

    thanks...v
     
  2. HexMonkey Administrator

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    While I don't think it can be done in Safari, many other browsers allow you to do this. Out of them, I'd recommend Firefox. Otherwise, you could get a third party mouse. ;)
     
  3. cb911 macrumors 601

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    so i guess you're using a one-button mouse?

    honestly, get with the times. you've got to live in the now. :p j/k.

    well that's one of the reasons i got myself a two-button mouse. actually i've got a 5 button mouse, and i could still use more buttons. :D

    well you could probably get an app or something that would basically tell the system 'mouse hold for 2 seconds = ctrl'.

    i'm pretty sure it can be done, but i can't remeber the app.

    hopefully someone else...
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    I never understood the need for a 3-button mouse, let alone a 5-button :eek:

    I've got the standard single-button Apple Pro Mouse at the moment, I'm used to pressing control now. In fact, when I use Windows, I find myself control-clicking :rolleyes:
     
  5. jvaska thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but...oftentimes I'm holding something I'm reading in the other hand. I could get a two-button mouse or a 50-button mouse but I just don't believe in them. I'm sticking with one button even if I can't do what I want in Safari.

    I really have no reason for not using Firefox except that I don't use it except for testing stuff.

    Thanks for the comments, y'all.

    ;)
     

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