middle-mouse close tab doesn't work

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Hendrik Maryns, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    I'm rather new to Linux, but managed to install FF on it, everything
    working fine except one very annoying thing: middle-clicking a tab to
    close it does not work. Middle-clicking a link does open it in a new
    tab, though, so it does recognise the clicking with the wheel (scrolling
    also works).

    Anybody an idea on how to fix this?

    Thanks, Hendrik
    Hendrik Maryns, Aug 17, 2005
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  2. Hendrik Maryns

    Jedi Fans Guest

    about:config in address bar hit enter filter for middle and its
    something like contentload or summin ;), toggle it to false
    Jedi Fans, Aug 17, 2005
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  3. Hendrik Maryns

    JamesMZ Guest

    Just type abou:config in location (address) bar and filter for
    middlemouse.contentLoadURL and set the Value to false.

    Determines how to handle middle-clicks in the content area.
    True (default in Linux): Go to whatever address is currently in the
    False (default in all but Linux): Handle middle-clicks normally.

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050817
    Firefox/1.0+ ID:2005081716
    JamesMZ, Aug 18, 2005
  4. Hendrik Maryns

    JamesMZ Guest



    if your familiar with about:blank for a blank page, then type
    about:config the same.
    JamesMZ, Aug 18, 2005
  5. JamesMZ schreef:
    I know about about:config and can see the logic behind the defaults, but
    being used to the other action...

    Thanks all!

    Hendrik Maryns

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    Hendrik Maryns, Aug 18, 2005
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