Most Internet users use the mouse and computer keyboard when they are working with their web browser.
There may be some die hard users who do not use the mouse at all, and some that use the mouse almost exclusively in the browser.
The mouse is for instance used by most users to switch between tabs and to reopen or close tabs. For that users have to move the mouse cursor to the tabbar.
MouseControl is an add-on for the Firefox browser that simplifies several common tab-related operations in the browser. Simplify in this case means that it adds functions to the mouse directly to reduce the operation to a bare minimum.
It is for instance possible to switch tabs by simply holding down the right mouse button and using the scroll wheel to go back and forward in the tabbar.
The add-on adds the following capabilities to the Firefox browser:
Especially the option to switch tabs by simply holding down the right mouse button while using the scroll wheel offers a comfortable option for Firefox users. It is definitely faster than having to move the mouse up to the tabbar before left-clicking on the tab that needs to be activated.
MouseControl is available at the Mozilla Firefox add-on repository. The extension is compatible with all recent Firefox versions.
The author of the extension has added features to new versions of the extension. It is for instance possible now to define the double-click speed and hold delay time in milliseconds or define where new tabs are created in Firefox.
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