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Michael REMY
 
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Post Posted September 9th, 2014, 2:05 pm

hi,

when i have a lot of open pages, i bored to repeat to go into the page to roll down/up
so i tried to use the whellmouse the tab page, and nothing appened, no event at all.

it would be very nice handfull usefull to have the possibility to scolldown using wheelmouse on tab page !

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Post Posted September 9th, 2014, 6:11 pm

I have this feature. It's part of the Mouse Gestures Suite, which is fantastic.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/seamon ... res-suite/
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Post Posted September 9th, 2014, 6:53 pm

I may be misunderstanding, but I think the OP wants the page itself to scroll when the mouse cursor is over the tab, not the tabs to cycle one to the next. I think Mouse Gestures Suite can only scroll through the tabs; at least I don't see an option to scroll the page while hovering on a tab. If he does mean to have the tabs cycle, there's also another option. SeaMonkey has the feature built in, but it's not activated by default. There's a preference browser.tabs.mouseScrollAdvancesTab in about:config that, when set to true, will cycle through the tabs with the mouse wheel when the mouse cursor hovers over them.
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Post Posted September 9th, 2014, 7:02 pm

Yeah, after re-reading it, you're probably right.
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Post Posted September 10th, 2014, 12:39 am

I may be misunderstanding, but I think the OP wants the page itself to scroll when the mouse cursor is over the tab, not the tabs to cycle one to the next.


yep, that is what i mean & need.

it will be very usefull when you monitoring the content of the page (with auto log complete, so you have to go to the end of the page each time)

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Post Posted September 10th, 2014, 8:49 am

> when the mouse cursor is over the tab

Two things can happen (neither of which I like).

1) the tab bar can scroll, without changing the current tab, or
2) the next/previous tab will load.

Of those two evil's, I much prefer the first.

The pref browser.tabs.mouseScrollAdvancesTab determines which happens.
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Post Posted September 10th, 2014, 12:18 pm

therube wrote:> when the mouse cursor is over the tab

Two things can happen (neither of which I like).

1) the tab bar scan scroll, without changing the current tab, or
2) the next/previous tab will load.

Of those two evil's, I much prefer the first.

The pref browser.tabs.mouseScrollAdvancesTab determines which happens.

I didn't realize 1) would occur. I guess I rarely have that many tabs open. Yes, 2) is really annoying. I just found you can switch the behavior between 1) and 2) by holding the Shift key while using the scroll wheel.
But then again, I may be wrong.

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