If you click the wheel of your mouse on a link in IE7, the link will open in a new tab. (Click down like it’s a middle button, don’t just rotate the wheel.)
Did you know that? I didn’t know that. I thought I knew a lot of cool IE7 tab tricks, but I had to learn that one from my son. Wow, that’s way easier than remembering the Ctrl-click thing! These kids make me feel like such an old fogey sometimes . . .