FF won't work w/middle mouse button=Back

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by rxp, May 5, 2005.

  1. rxp

    rxp Guest

    I have my IBM 3-button optical scroll mouse programmed so the middle button
    (scroll wheel) performs a "Back Page" command for the web browser. Works in
    IE but not FF. I updated the mouse drivers but doesn't help. FF seems to
    ignore how middle button is programmed. Same thing with Netscape. Any
    Suggestions?

    System: 3ghz P4, 1gb mem, XP pro.

    Thanks, RP
     
    rxp, May 5, 2005
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  2. rxp

    Doug G Guest

    rxp wrote:

    > I have my IBM 3-button optical scroll mouse programmed so the middle button
    > (scroll wheel) performs a "Back Page" command for the web browser. Works in
    > IE but not FF. I updated the mouse drivers but doesn't help. FF seems to
    > ignore how middle button is programmed. Same thing with Netscape. Any
    > Suggestions?
    >
    > System: 3ghz P4, 1gb mem, XP pro.
    >
    > Thanks, RP
    >


    What versions of Firefox and Netscape are you using?
    Have you installed any themes or extensions?

    If the scroll wheel button works correctly when Firefox is run in Safe
    Mode, a theme or extension may be the culprit.
     
    Doug G, May 5, 2005
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  3. rxp

    rxp Guest

    Thanks for the response.

    I have no theme extensions installed, all I have is the default. I just
    downloaded and installed FF 1.0.3 yesterday and haven't installed any
    extensions. I had Netscape installed but uninstalled it when I had this
    problem and went back to IE. I can't remember the version of Netscape I had
    installed. I like FF and would like to keep using it if I can figure out why
    this is happening. The scroll wheel works fine, FF just ignores how the
    middle button is programmed. When I want to go "Back" in my browser to the
    prior page I like to just press the middle button (faster). Works fine in IE
    but not Mozilla-based browsers. Would like to use FF if I can.

    Thanks, RP



    "Doug G" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > rxp wrote:
    >
    >> I have my IBM 3-button optical scroll mouse programmed so the middle
    >> button (scroll wheel) performs a "Back Page" command for the web browser.
    >> Works in IE but not FF. I updated the mouse drivers but doesn't help. FF
    >> seems to ignore how middle button is programmed. Same thing with
    >> Netscape. Any Suggestions?
    >>
    >> System: 3ghz P4, 1gb mem, XP pro.
    >>
    >> Thanks, RP

    >
    > What versions of Firefox and Netscape are you using?
    > Have you installed any themes or extensions?
    >
    > If the scroll wheel button works correctly when Firefox is run in Safe
    > Mode, a theme or extension may be the culprit.
     
    rxp, May 5, 2005
    #3
  4. rxp

    Doug G Guest

    rxp wrote:
    > Thanks for the response.
    >
    > I have no theme extensions installed, all I have is the default. I just
    > downloaded and installed FF 1.0.3 yesterday and haven't installed any
    > extensions. I had Netscape installed but uninstalled it when I had this
    > problem and went back to IE. I can't remember the version of Netscape I had
    > installed. I like FF and would like to keep using it if I can figure out why
    > this is happening. The scroll wheel works fine, FF just ignores how the
    > middle button is programmed. When I want to go "Back" in my browser to the
    > prior page I like to just press the middle button (faster). Works fine in IE
    > but not Mozilla-based browsers. Would like to use FF if I can.
    >
    > Thanks, RP
    >
    >
    >
    > "Doug G" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> rxp wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have my IBM 3-button optical scroll mouse programmed so the middle
    >>> button (scroll wheel) performs a "Back Page" command for the web browser.
    >>> Works in IE but not FF. I updated the mouse drivers but doesn't help. FF
    >>> seems to ignore how middle button is programmed. Same thing with
    >>> Netscape. Any Suggestions?
    >>>
    >>> System: 3ghz P4, 1gb mem, XP pro.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks, RP

    >>
    >> What versions of Firefox and Netscape are you using?
    >> Have you installed any themes or extensions?
    >>
    >> If the scroll wheel button works correctly when Firefox is run in Safe
    >> Mode, a theme or extension may be the culprit.

    >
    >


    The scroll wheel button on my Logitech mouse is programmed for "Internet
    Back Command" and works with all Mozilla and Netscape browsers I have
    installed (Moz 1.7.7, FF 1.0.3, N7.2 and N8.0).

    I did have trouble scrolling with the scroll wheel in MS Office XP Pro
    apps before I reinstalled an old version of Logitech Mouseware.
     
    Doug G, May 5, 2005
    #4
  5. rxp

    rxp Guest

    I'll take the Logitech mouse off my son's PC and try it.
    Thanks!



    "Doug G" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > rxp wrote:
    >> Thanks for the response.
    >>
    >> I have no theme extensions installed, all I have is the default. I just
    >> downloaded and installed FF 1.0.3 yesterday and haven't installed any
    >> extensions. I had Netscape installed but uninstalled it when I had this
    >> problem and went back to IE. I can't remember the version of Netscape I
    >> had installed. I like FF and would like to keep using it if I can figure
    >> out why this is happening. The scroll wheel works fine, FF just ignores
    >> how the middle button is programmed. When I want to go "Back" in my
    >> browser to the prior page I like to just press the middle button
    >> (faster). Works fine in IE but not Mozilla-based browsers. Would like to
    >> use FF if I can.
    >>
    >> Thanks, RP
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Doug G" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> rxp wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I have my IBM 3-button optical scroll mouse programmed so the middle
    >>>> button (scroll wheel) performs a "Back Page" command for the web
    >>>> browser. Works in IE but not FF. I updated the mouse drivers but
    >>>> doesn't help. FF seems to ignore how middle button is programmed. Same
    >>>> thing with Netscape. Any Suggestions?
    >>>>
    >>>> System: 3ghz P4, 1gb mem, XP pro.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks, RP
    >>>
    >>> What versions of Firefox and Netscape are you using?
    >>> Have you installed any themes or extensions?
    >>>
    >>> If the scroll wheel button works correctly when Firefox is run in Safe
    >>> Mode, a theme or extension may be the culprit.

    >>
    >>

    >
    > The scroll wheel button on my Logitech mouse is programmed for "Internet
    > Back Command" and works with all Mozilla and Netscape browsers I have
    > installed (Moz 1.7.7, FF 1.0.3, N7.2 and N8.0).
    >
    > I did have trouble scrolling with the scroll wheel in MS Office XP Pro
    > apps before I reinstalled an old version of Logitech Mouseware.
     
    rxp, May 5, 2005
    #5
  6. rxp

    rxp Guest

    Yep, works fine with the Logitech mouse.
    So I guess I'll just get one.

    Thanks!



    "rxp" <> wrote in message
    news:x1wee.38418$...
    > I'll take the Logitech mouse off my son's PC and try it.
    > Thanks!
    >
    >
    >
    > "Doug G" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> rxp wrote:
    >>> Thanks for the response.
    >>>
    >>> I have no theme extensions installed, all I have is the default. I just
    >>> downloaded and installed FF 1.0.3 yesterday and haven't installed any
    >>> extensions. I had Netscape installed but uninstalled it when I had this
    >>> problem and went back to IE. I can't remember the version of Netscape I
    >>> had installed. I like FF and would like to keep using it if I can figure
    >>> out why this is happening. The scroll wheel works fine, FF just ignores
    >>> how the middle button is programmed. When I want to go "Back" in my
    >>> browser to the prior page I like to just press the middle button
    >>> (faster). Works fine in IE but not Mozilla-based browsers. Would like to
    >>> use FF if I can.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks, RP
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Doug G" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> rxp wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> I have my IBM 3-button optical scroll mouse programmed so the middle
    >>>>> button (scroll wheel) performs a "Back Page" command for the web
    >>>>> browser. Works in IE but not FF. I updated the mouse drivers but
    >>>>> doesn't help. FF seems to ignore how middle button is programmed. Same
    >>>>> thing with Netscape. Any Suggestions?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> System: 3ghz P4, 1gb mem, XP pro.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks, RP
    >>>>
    >>>> What versions of Firefox and Netscape are you using?
    >>>> Have you installed any themes or extensions?
    >>>>
    >>>> If the scroll wheel button works correctly when Firefox is run in Safe
    >>>> Mode, a theme or extension may be the culprit.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> The scroll wheel button on my Logitech mouse is programmed for "Internet
    >> Back Command" and works with all Mozilla and Netscape browsers I have
    >> installed (Moz 1.7.7, FF 1.0.3, N7.2 and N8.0).
    >>
    >> I did have trouble scrolling with the scroll wheel in MS Office XP Pro
    >> apps before I reinstalled an old version of Logitech Mouseware.

    >
    >
     
    rxp, May 5, 2005
    #6
  7. rxp

    lacunae Guest

    On Thu, 05 May 2005 17:16:49 -0500, rxp wrote:

    > Yep, works fine with the Logitech mouse. So I guess I'll just get one.
    >
    > Thanks!


    another way around it is to program the button to send an [ALT+LeftArrow]
    keystroke, which will go back a page in ie,mozilla & opera.

    that's what i did on the computers that i have microsoft mice (wireless
    explorers) on -- seems like their driver/software is written in such a way
    that it sends forward/back commands that only IE seems to understand.

    my logitech drivers/software sends forward/back that work fine in all the
    browsers i use. (a couple of cheapo generic mice that i had with
    forward/back buttons had properly working buttons in their software too)

    i guess its a case of what else would u expect from microsoft...
     
    lacunae, May 6, 2005
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