Hi, I'm using Mozille Build 2001101117 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.5) Gecko/20011011). It would be a real great feature, if the mouse wheel button or middle button could be customized to open link in a new tab or window. Furthermore, it should be possible to specify, if the focus should go to the new tab/windows or stay at the curretn tab/window, so the new website load in the background. I've looked throught the database, it seem this issue has been raised in the past but is now considered as fixed - does this means these features above will never be available e.g. in Win98 ? I liked this feature in Netscape 4.x on the solaris machines at my university, why not bring this to the windows world for people who have to work in both worlds? :) regards, Axel
This _is_ fixed user_pref("middlemouse.openNewWindow", true); will make middle mouse click open new windows on links user_pref("browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick", true); will make those windows open as tabs instead. You sound like you want to set both. The second one defaults to false across the board, the first one defaults to false on Win/Mac and to true on Unix. Hyatt, there is a good point here. browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick does nothing useful on its own... the UI may need to be updated for that.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: customize mouse wheel click on a link to open in new tab/window → browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick does nothing on its own
Sorry if my request is not clear. Waht I'd like to have it opening a link on a new tab without changing the focus to this new tab. The page should load in the background. Nothing about the middle/wheel button can be configured in the GUI, you have to edit the prefs.js file manually. Or did I miss something in Edit->Prefs Furthermroe, the line user_pref("middlemouse.openNewWindow", true); is not accepted on my machine. I terminated everything of Mozilla and added the two lines. But only the "browser..." line stay there, the other line is deleted after I restart Mozilla. I tests this three times, but it does not work - there is no new tab, the miffle/wheel button only acts exactly like the left mouse button and opne the link in the same age.
This has been implemented.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
i don't have a 3-button or scrollwheel mouse on my win32 box. Axel, could you vrfy this? thx! [side note: however, ctrl-clicking does work for me.]
now that i've finally have a 3-button mouse, i can verify this as fixed (for some time ;) on win2k and linux rh7.2.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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