"Domenic Alvaro" <DomenicAlvaro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I have noticed recently that middle-clicking on a hyperlink in IE8
> doesn't open a link in a new tab, but just opens the page in the current
> I haven't had this problem before, and it only started a few weeks ago. I
> have noticed it on more than one computer.
> Right-clicking and choosing "Open in new tab" seems to work every time.
> I going nuts, or has something happened?
How are you doing your Middleclick? E.g. I have a wireless mouse with a
scrollwheel where "clicking" with the scrollwheel is defined as Middleclick.
Well, frequently my attempts at clicking just move the pointer off the link
so I don't get a good click. When I was using my Kensington trackball I
had a chord defined for Middleclick and that was a much more reliable
procedure. Perhaps if I used a different button for Middleclick instead of
the scrollwheel I would have a better result. But the only thing that I
really want Middleclick for anyway is starting AutoScroll, which works,
within the limitations of my use of the hardware, as described above.
IMO Ctrl-Click and Shift-Ctrl-Click would be better options if you are just
using Middleclick to open links in a new tab, foreground or background.