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Old 07-17-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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Scroll Wheel in Firefox


I'm using a mouse with two buttons and a scroll wheel that can be clicked. In Mozilla Firefox when I click the scroll wheel, firefox goes back a page (the scroll wheel acts like the back button). I'm using gnome (debian), how can I change the function of clicking the scroll wheel?
 
Old 07-17-2005, 10:42 PM   #2
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I have a Microsoft 2button with a clickable wheel as well, my problem is similar but when I click the wheel it tries to load whatever is in the mouse buffer (clipboard) and tries to open that as a web page. I guess I could change it but it does not really bother me...

I use Mozilla, however, it may be in the same place for FireFox...

Edit >> Preferences >> Advanced >> Mouse Wheel

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Old 07-17-2005, 10:44 PM   #3
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edit -> preferences -> turn autoscrolling on
 
Old 07-18-2005, 12:01 AM   #4
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Ah, thank you very much, turning autoscrolling on was the solution (under advanced in firefox there is nothing for mouse wheel). Saved me a lot of frustration.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 12:31 AM   #5
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racethesun, thanks

i never thought it would be so simple

i use CLI to do everything except browse the web (mozilla/firefox) and watch videos (mplayer/xine) so i didnt bother with it for too long when digging through the firefox options

thanks again
 
Old 08-01-2005, 01:35 PM   #6
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i thought this problem was solved, but now i can click down on the scroll wheel and move it up and down to scroll, sometimes i can let go of the scroll wheel and nothing happens but sometimes it will also go back a page anyway.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 02:02 PM   #7
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i noticed that too, but it only happened after i updated to 1.0.6, so i think its just a new bug.
 
  


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