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I'm starting to use linux, and Firefox is driving me nuts. everytime I try to scroll across my page with the scroll wheel, friefox decides to take me to a new address for some reason. How do I get it to STOP doing this?
Maybe you are accidentally clicking on the scrollwheel? As you may know, clicking on the wheel will paste stuff from the clipboard and pasting into firefox makes it google for that string and go to the first found site (afaik, correct me if I am wrong here).
Maybe that's is your problem? I had the same problem with my touchpad, until I realized that I have to be careful not to click the scroll. :P
Not sure about firefox but there is a mouse option in mozilla under prefrences then go to advanced in there you can controll how many lines and such that it will scroll so im sure there is something like that in firefox and it has the option for the mouse click stuff
This will be disabled in FX 1.1, at least I can't trigger it in the alpha1 version. But if you don't find any way to disable it, you can sort of "disable" it by enabling "use autoscrolling", this will change the function of the scrollwheel, it will still annoy you but maybe a little bit less.