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oneiron
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Post Posted December 19th, 2003, 7:24 am

Is there a way to disable this? It intereferes with autoscroll, badly.

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Post Posted December 19th, 2003, 7:32 am

It's simple don't press on a link.
In the adress bar type: about:config
Look for: "browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick" set to false
However middleclicking on links opens a new window

oneiron
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Post Posted December 19th, 2003, 10:14 am

So, it sounds like autoscroll is never going to work the way it <i>should</i>.

It's simple don't press on a link.


I wish it were that simple. On web pages that are especially heavy with text-links or even light with large picture-links, autoscrolling is no longer a viable option for a person (me) who used to use autoscrolling almost excluslively as his method of scrolling down.

With a properly functioning autoscroll, scrolling becomes virtually effortless:

1) hold middle-button down while cursor is <b>anywhere</b> on the page
2) move cursor down...practically without thinking
3) let go of middle-button to stop

Now, the amount of effort required to use autoscroll is exponentially increased by an unfortunate need to pay attention to where the cursor is. If I'm paying attention to where my cursor is then guess what... I'm not reading the article that I wish I could be autoscrolling through. The next easiest method of scrolling is definitely to use the wheel to scroll down, but smooth scrolling still isn't smooth enough with the crappy 2d video on my GeForce2MX. Normal 3 line non-smooth scrolling ....sucks.

Do you have a scrolling solution for me that maintains the minimal amount of effort I had achieved with traditional autoscroll?

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Post Posted December 19th, 2003, 10:54 am

I don't really know if these suggestions willl help, but both autoscroll and All-in-one are extensions that enhance the scrolling/mouse capabilities. I don't know if one of them perhaps has a better sollution for scrolling and middle-clicking.

My guess would be All-in-one.
Last edited by dacovale on December 19th, 2003, 3:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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oneiron
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Post Posted December 19th, 2003, 11:00 am

Hmm... Thanks for the suggestions. I was under the impression that the autoscroll code included with Mozilla was taken from the "Autoscroll" extension, but I will definitely look into any potential differences. I think you might be right in guessing All-in-one is my best bet.... Thanks again!

oneiron
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Post Posted December 19th, 2003, 11:24 am

No luck with all-in-one...

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Post Posted December 19th, 2003, 11:30 am

No luck with autoscroll... Oh well.

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Post Posted December 20th, 2003, 5:52 am

oneiron wrote:Is there a way to disable this? It intereferes with autoscroll, badly.

type about:config in the url bar
search for this string: browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick
You can´t use find to search for this string :?
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6

無名氏
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Post Posted December 20th, 2003, 8:42 am

1. Open toolkit.jar/content/global/bindings/browser.xml
2. search for "if (!this.autoscrollEnabled || this.isLink(event.originalTarget))"
3. replace this with "if (!this.autoscrollEnabled)"
4. Open browser.jar/content/browser/browser.js
5. search for "function contentAreaClick(event, fieldNormalClicks)"
6. add "if(event.button==1)return;" below the "{"

無名氏
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Post Posted December 20th, 2003, 8:43 am

that doesn't work if you've installed TBE, I think.

oneiron
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Post Posted December 21st, 2003, 12:36 pm

Thank you SO MUCH.

oneiron
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Post Posted December 21st, 2003, 1:26 pm

Good news... It worked with TBE. You are my savior.

Now, hopefully, that will become a checkbox in some future version of Firebird. Is there a place to make such suggestions?

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Post Posted December 21st, 2003, 3:53 pm

Download the new All In One gestures and there's a preference for that :)

oneiron
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 6:05 pm

Funny that you mention that. I actually requested that preference from the developer of All-In-One. He responded two days later to let me know he was adding it in. Later that afternoon he released an update!

What a great guy! :)

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