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Old 12-10-2004, 07:42 PM   #1
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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

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Old 12-10-2004, 07:52 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 08:31 PM   #3
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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
 
Old 12-10-2004, 08:36 PM   #4
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me too, but try clickingon some whitespace, it will load up something . im not sure what htough.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 08:37 PM   #5
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http://members.aol.com/adrmoser/esl.html

opened up for me right now.

WTF???!?!
 
Old 12-10-2004, 09:00 PM   #6
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It's supposed to grab a url from your clipboard, but...you know how these things go.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 10:31 PM   #7
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ive never heard of that page before in my life.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 11:06 PM   #8
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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

 
Old 12-10-2004, 11:34 PM   #9
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It pastes the clipboard/selected text to the url bar and goes there, it's VERY annoying, kill it with about:config
 
Old 12-10-2004, 11:38 PM   #10
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so its basically a google im feeling lucky search?
 
Old 12-11-2004, 12:01 AM   #11
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After signing the ATI petition, Thanks nuka_t, I did a middle mouse click and went to here.

http://margaretcho.net/blog/

WTF?
 
Old 12-11-2004, 12:03 AM   #12
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lmao.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 01:03 AM   #13
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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.....
 
Old 12-11-2004, 11:34 AM   #14
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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.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 01:54 PM   #15
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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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