Closed Bug 1114285 Opened 10 years ago Closed 9 years ago

general.autoScroll does not work in 2.32


(SeaMonkey :: General, defect)

SeaMonkey 2.32 Branch
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(Not tracked)



(Reporter:, Unassigned)



(Keywords: regression, relnote, Whiteboard: [wontfix for 2.32; fixed in 2.33 by a combination of Bug 984037 and/or backing out Bug 938359 ([e10s] Support middle-click scroll))

User Story

Probably caused by Bug 938359 - [e10s] Support middle-click scroll
See Firefox Bug 984542 Bug 987011 and Bug 984037.

Probably Fixed on 2.33 by backing out Bug 938359.
Probably Fixed on 2.34 by Bug 984037 - general.autoScroll pref no longer respected
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/35.0 SeaMonkey/2.32
Build ID: 20141218225525

Steps to reproduce:

Set up preference "general.autoScroll" to "true" in about:config

Actual results:

Autoscrolling does not work.

Expected results:

After middle click to web page (or mailnews/feeds article) is not shown autoscroll icon and I can not scroll page with moving mouse up, or down, as before.

Work in SeaMonkey 2.31 and 2.34a1, does not work in 2.32b1 and 2.32b2 candidate builds.

(Both with new and commonly used SM profile.)
Ever confirmed: true
I just updated my Linux comm-beta build to 2.32 and it seems to be autoscrolling OK, but general.autoScroll might not be the only preference that I've changed.
Just tried a new Linux profile and turned autoscroll on and it's still OK for me.
Win Vista even same auto-scroll does not work
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/35.0 SeaMonkey/2.32
Build-Identifikator: 20150112202541

I just upgraded to 2.32 and I can confirm this. It was the first thing I noticed.

A clean profile does not help.
Same issue on Windows 7:
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/35.0 SeaMonkey/2.32
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 SeaMonkey/2.32
Build identifier: 20150112201917

Same here. No autoscroll after updating to 2.32
general.autoScroll is set to default (true)
Starting in Safe Mode does not help.
I never knew how much I use the middle mouse button to scroll, here at home and at work.
After two days I will go back to 2.31 right now, using the mouse wheel is not good for my carpal tunnels.
Hoping for a 2.32.1 version to fix this issue soon.
A very rare case where an SM update did something bad compared to other Mozilla products.
Regression window: 20141008 - to 20141012 - (archive.m.o sadly doesn't have any SeaMonkey trunk builds in between those two) -
4 commit messages mentioning "scroll" in their description in that time window: bug 1074165, bug 1078316, bug 1078373 and bug 1076447; the last three are FxOs, so the first of those might be worth a closer look?
Keywords: regression
Autoscroll works in 2.33a2 aurora build 20150108013001 and in the current nightly so it looks like this is fixed there. Does this mean the fix will propagate to 2.33 final? If that is the case then perhaps there is nothing to be done here other than wait for the next release - unless 2.32.1 is planned...
Summary: general.autoScroll not work in 2.32 beta → general.autoScroll does not work in 2.32
Changing general.autoscroll to true or false has no effect in Seamonkey 2.32 at 64bit Win 7. Does not work. 
In Firefox (Win 7) it works.

At OpenSUSE 13.2 it works in Seamonkey and Firefox.
Possible related bugs:
Firefox Bug 984037 - general.autoScroll pref no longer respected
Firefox Bug 938359 - [e10s] Support middle-click scroll
Using "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 SeaMonkey/2.32" under Kubuntu 14.10, autoscroll doesn't work. In 2.31b1, it did. In today's trunk, it does.
Unfortunately still not fixed in the recent 2.32.1.
It seems that this bug has already been fixed (at least in the x86_64 linux version of seamonkey-2.33b1.tar.bz2)...
I thank all those who are responsible for it!
It also works for me in 2.33b1 on Windows, while it was broken in all 2.32 releases (including betas).

This bug is about 2.32 only. Since 2.32 won't be fixed but later versions are OK, I'll mark this WONTFIX.
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
User Story: (updated)
Whiteboard: [wontfix for 2.32; fixed in 2.33 by a combination of Bug 984037 and/or backing out Bug 938359 ([e10s] Support middle-click scroll)
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