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Windows 7: No longer able to middle mouse click for firefox?


29 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
No longer able to middle mouse click for firefox?

I just installed updates and now I cant middle mouse click to open in new tab for firefox.. is there a way to fix this?


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29 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

oh no what update did you install i know there is an option for middle mouse click to open tab in the Tools->Options just not sure where if you monkey around you might find it I'll have a look
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29 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

well thats the thing, its checked. But now for some reason, the middle mouse button is bound to switching between any windows (like how mac does if you hold down the button, except its super sensitive)
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29 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

maybe you should change back to 3.54 if thats what you were talking about update
cuz i love the middle mouse button

i have it set to open in a new tab with the left button anyways though
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29 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

no its a driver for my mouse, it just got installed and for some reason it overrides all other uses for middle mouse.
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29 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

What mouse brand and model? What driver are you using? If it's MS or Logitech, you need to install latest mouse software/driver and open it up and configure your mouse buttons to do exactly what you want. You can even sometimes change buttons to work differently in different programs, iirc. For MS the software is called "Intellipoint." For Logitech it's "Setpoint" and latest version is 4.80 (last time I checked). Google those names to find latest updates for your particular mouse and OS if you use MS or Logitech.
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29 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Perchance do you use the TabMixPlus extension for FF? There is an option in there to handle middleclicks:


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29 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

no it was a microsoft one, what happened was that the divers updated and the buttons changed to new defaults as the version beforehand had separate defaults.
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29 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Go into mouse settings and change the mouse wheel to middle click?
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29 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

When you upgrade your OS and some software, you can expect to have to do a little reconfiguring. As was said before, go into the mouse software and configure it the way you want it to behave, and preferably, update to the latest version of the intellipoint software if you haven't yet done so.
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