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Old 01-30-2018, 10:04 PM   #1
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Scrolling Up with wheel mouse in Firefox moves to previous page


Hi,

I am using FreeBSD 11.1 in virtualbox.

I'm not sure if this can be fixed by tweaking something or if it's just a bug somewhere in the code.

I tried this from the article below while googling. I modified .Xmodmap and added these lines
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! Disable buttons 8 and 9
pointer = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 0 0
https://unix.stackexchange.com/quest...ns-on-my-mouse

Can this be fixed? Or It's just a bug and we must wait for the developers to fix it.

Thanks
 
Old 01-31-2018, 02:55 AM   #2
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Scrolling Up with wheel mouse in Firefox moves to previous page

this is normal and desired bahvior.
mouse only scrolls the page when the focus is inside the page.
so try clicking inside the page first, then scroll. better?

this is not a bug, and not BSD-specific.
it is default firefox behavior.
 
Old 01-31-2018, 05:30 AM   #3
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this is normal and desired bahvior.
mouse only scrolls the page when the focus is inside the page.
so try clicking inside the page first, then scroll. better?

this is not a bug, and not BSD-specific.
it is default firefox behavior.
I clicked inside the page and scroll up with the wheel mouse and it stills go back to the previous page. When scrolling up, it's as if I hit the back button. Scrolling down with the wheel mouse has no issues.

BTW, In Konqueror, the default web browser, the scroll wheel works fine with no issues.

So, the issue is with firefox.
 
Old 01-31-2018, 08:23 AM   #4
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ALT + mouse scroll up/down usually emulates the browser back/forward buttons in mozilla browsers.

In your case it's as if ALT is "stuck" (but clearly it's not). From a (very) quick read of keymap(5) it seems like certain keys can function as ALT lock keys - but that would be consistent with other key presses and the down scroll which it isn't.

Is it possible you've selected the wrong keymap during install?

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Old 01-31-2018, 08:20 PM   #5
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ALT + mouse scroll up/down usually emulates the browser back/forward buttons in mozilla browsers.

In your case it's as if ALT is "stuck" (but clearly it's not). From a (very) quick read of keymap(5) it seems like certain keys can function as ALT lock keys - but that would be consistent with other key presses and the down scroll which it isn't.

Is it possible you've selected the wrong keymap during install?
Nope. My keymap is US, which is the default keymap during installation.

I also installed opera web browser and it works well with the scroll wheel mouse.

So far konqueror and opera have no issues with the scroll wheel, only firefox does.

Any way, freebsd is just a second OS to use on a causal basis, linux is my main OS that I use exclusively.

I'm going to try openbsd and see if there is any difference of firefox's behavior there.

 
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To my surprise, firefox works better in openbsd. No issues with the scrolling wheel.
 
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Very odd...

What about the seamonkey port in FreeBSD, do you have the same problem there?
 
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Very odd...

What about the seamonkey port in FreeBSD, do you have the same problem there?
Yepp, seamonkey is doing the same thing like firefox. Scrolling up moves me back to the previous page.

The only web browser that works fine in freebsd is Opera.

I click inside the page of firefox and seamionkey, I scroll up and it moves me to the previous page. Scrolling down has no issues.

I agree, it's odd.

BTW, in case you're wondering I always check the SHA256SUMS's of the iso's I download before installing and it was OK.
 
  


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