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BajaNick 12-10-2004 08:42 PM

Middle mouse button takes me to strange websites?
 
Another one of these what does this mean questions. After surfing on my regular forums and websites for a while, every so often I will hit the middle mouse button by accident and it takes me to some strange website that I have never visited. How does that happen?

Slack 10, using Firefox 1.0

nuka_t 12-10-2004 08:52 PM

its the pr0n button. lol.

it does something. im not sure what, but it goes to a certain link in the current page. im not sure which one htough or how it determines which one it goes to.

slackist 12-10-2004 09:31 PM

I have my middle mouse button set up so if I click a link with it the link opens in a new tab in the background.


It's very nifty :)

nuka_t 12-10-2004 09:36 PM

me too, but try clickingon some whitespace, it will load up something . im not sure what htough.

nuka_t 12-10-2004 09:37 PM

http://members.aol.com/adrmoser/esl.html

opened up for me right now.

WTF???!?!

auditek747 12-10-2004 10:00 PM

It's supposed to grab a url from your clipboard, but...you know how these things go.

nuka_t 12-10-2004 11:31 PM

ive never heard of that page before in my life.

vharishankar 12-11-2004 12:06 AM

If you're talking about Mozilla Firefox:

I think it's supposed to do the "Back" operation or something. But help file says:

Close tab: Middle click on tab
Paste URL and go: Middle click on Tab

:confused:

ror 12-11-2004 12:34 AM

It pastes the clipboard/selected text to the url bar and goes there, it's VERY annoying, kill it with about:config :)

nuka_t 12-11-2004 12:38 AM

so its basically a google im feeling lucky search?

BajaNick 12-11-2004 01:01 AM

After signing the ATI petition, Thanks nuka_t, I did a middle mouse click and went to here.

http://margaretcho.net/blog/

WTF? :p

nuka_t 12-11-2004 01:03 AM

lmao.

Megamieuwsel 12-11-2004 02:03 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by nuka_t
http://members.aol.com/adrmoser/esl.html

opened up for me right now.

WTF???!?!

Your mouse's middle-button *KNOWS* what you need , better that you do yourself.....;)

nuka_t 12-11-2004 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Megamieuwsel
Your mouse's middle-button *KNOWS* what you need , better that you do yourself.....;)
lol. i think that might have something to do with something you told me in a certain other thread. :D

iZvi 12-11-2004 02:54 PM

The mid mouse button pastes as URL the text saved in the clipboard. I find this useful, because often people supply web adresses not formated as links. Instead of copy+paste it is more easy for to select the text and press the scroll button of my mouse which acts also as a mid button.


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