Middle clicking on the account name in the top navigation bar should open the profile page (in a new tab). Since the pull down menu was introduced today, middle clicking does not do anything anymore.

  • There was support for middle-clicking on the account name before? I had no idea. I don't think I even have a mouse with a middle-click button. Commented Mar 11, 2011 at 7:45
  • Also Ctrl-click.
    – Teddy
    Commented Mar 11, 2011 at 7:50
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    Also, clicking my name should take me directly to my account...and not open the pop-up menu (which I love btw.). Commented Mar 11, 2011 at 8:12
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    @Cody, middle-clicking is a browser feature for normal links (which often open a link in a new tab or window then, often also offered through some modifier key like Ctrl, Option or Command). So, the issue was just that the account name no longer was a normal link, but some JavaScript.
    – Arjan
    Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 13:30

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The behavior of the popup is now a hover, clicking is a normal link that will take you to your profile (mobile users included).


Well, they've changed it from a link to a popup menu. And as far as I can tell, the middle click works only for links. (Can't say I like the change, though. I used to middle-click, too.)

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