Mozilla Firebird Auto-Scroll

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SPeedY_B, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    This build (and possibly some of the older builds) has a feature where-by you can click the middle mouse button, and then just mose the mouse to scroll up and down, while some may find it a nice new addition, and possibly even usefull, I think it's plain annoying.

    Does anyon know how to turn it off? (I can't see anything in about:config and the damned filter doesn't work yet)
     
  2. chris

    chris Free to Fly

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    IE has that, it is annoying. No idea how to turn it off though as my build of Firebird doesnt have it. sorry mate
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Get the latest nightly then ;) - Handy Linkā„¢

    I don't mind it so much in IE as the middle button doesn't have another function, but in Firebird it opens new tabs for me :D
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030721 Mozilla Firebird/0.6

    The middle click to open links in a new tab still works, SpeedY. The thing is, if you middle click a hyperlink, it opens in a new tab. If you middle click anywhere else on the page (not a link), it activates auto-scroll. At least that's how it's supposed to work. The 20030714 build might have a little bug related to this. You could try getting the latest nightly. :)
     
  5. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    What the hell is a middle button?
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Your scroll wheel is clickable. That's the middle button ;)
     
  7. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    It's clickable?
     
  8. NetRyder

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    Depends on what kind of mouse you have. Most Logitech and MS mice I've seen have a clickable scroll wheel.
     
  9. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Hmm, so it does. Only give me a round white circle and doens't do anything
     
  10. NetRyder

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    What about when you click a hyperlink?
    If you're using Mozilla, you need to set it in Preferences so that the middle-click opens the link in the new tab. I don't have Mozilla installed at the moment, so I don't remember exactly where the option was.
    If you're using Firebird, middle clicking a link should open it in a new tab.
     
  11. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    SPeedY_B, for you...


    Smooth Scrolling

    Mozilla Firebird 0.6 has a Smooth Scrolling feature enabled by default. Later nightly builds have the feature disabled. To enable or disable this feature, add the following code to your user.js file:

    or...



    [edit] It may not be the fix you need.
     
  12. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    O.K.

    It use to be an addon.

    The component is autoscroll.xpi

    Also this from...

    http://perso.wanadoo.fr/marc.boullet/ext/extensions-en.html

    But this may be old. Try doing a search on your HDD for autoscroll.xpi to see if it's there. Maybe remove it??? :p
     
  13. chris

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    When you click it and see the circle, move the mouse up and down for scrolling fun :)
     
  14. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    all the joys of scrolling with twice the mess :p