changing the new tab key to something else in firefox

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  1. mace

    mace i don't read

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    just dont have the mouse cursor over the link

    easy solution i find.
     
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    mace i don't read

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    that's not an option because that's just avoiding the problem
     
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    Give this a try Tab Clicking Options
    It'll give you more options, besides turning off the middle click opening new windows, it'll also let your double-click the tab bar to open new windows or double-click the tab itself to close it.


    Also try this, in the address bar type about:config and hit Enter
    In the Filter bar type: middle
    Find middlemouse.openNewWindow and set it to False
     
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    mace i don't read

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    I tried the about:config thing earlier and it didn't do anything. I'm trying the extension now, thanks. Still looking for a way to fix this problem. I guess the only way to fix it is to recompile the souce code? I'd think firefox would of made it easier to rebind the keys.
     
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    Just so I understand the problem:
    You're on a web page and you use the scroll wheel on the mouse a new tab opens?
    If so why are pressing down on the wheel? That's when the middle click happens, just move the wheel without pressing on it.


    To disable the middle click from opening a new window when you're pointer is over a link then go back to the about:config and search for browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick and set that to False
    Something I just read (sorry for the Google cache page but it's the only one that would load) said that despite the name of the other one I listed, it doesn't do anything. However the same page also said that the above pref will open a new window on middle-click when over a link or else just a new window
     
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    mace i don't read

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    I can scroll the window faster by using the middle click and it takes less effort. I only use the wheel when I'm scrolling short distances. It's just the way I like it.

    Yes, setting browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick makes it worse because it opens a new window instead of a new tab.
     
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    Sorry about that
    I don't know what else to try, I guess you're just SOL
     
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    mace i don't read

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    :wtc:

    Plus this is more complicated then I wanted it to be and the above statement says it's not possible or something.
     

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