User-Agent: Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20031111 Background: I have middle mouse button assigned to open new tabs in background Detail: If I click on the page with the middle mouse button near but not -ON- a link (sometimes not knowing it's not on the link because I'm that close) I will on occasion have the current tab go to a prior location in the history. I've also had this, instead of opening a new tab or changing the current tab to a prior location, insert the contents of the clipboard into the location for the current tab, causing an error when the clipboard contents do not resolve to a proper host (it's quite fun, I just tried it and ended up going to "http://mouse/" since "mouse" was in my clipboard). I'm not 100% certain that it is the clipboard contents as when I tried to reproduce this error on Slashdot's home page, instead of "mouse" it inserted "1. 2. 3.", which I had not (knowingly) insert to the clipboard, so it may be a random chunk of memory? Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: Unfortunately I can't reproduce on every page. However, I'm noticing that if I middle-click anywhere on this bug entry form -outside- of the form fields but -not- on a link (for instance, in the white space next to the "steps to reproduce" field), that I will get the "clipboard / junk location" portion of this issue. I haven't found a reliable way to get the "change current tab to prior location in the history", even though on a daily basis it seems more common. I believe that this may happen when I click on a link but the page scrolls due to the mouse wheel and/or the layout changing during the click. Actual Results: See above, I typed too verbosely. Expected Results: Should have either: 1) Done nothing if the mouse was clicking an inactive portion of the page 2) Opened a new tab with the location being clicked if over a proper link. Running on Java Desktop System 1.0 with Mozilla 1.4. Repeatable on all of my hardware (2 differnet laptops with integrated mice and 1 desktop with a logitech wheel trackball). I believe I've also encountered this on Red Hat 8.0, but no longer have that system installed. ... about:buildconfig Build platform target i686-pc-linux-gnu Build tools Compiler Version Compiler flags gcc gcc version 3.2.2 -Wall -W -Wno-unused -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -pedantic -Wno-long-long -pthread -pipe c++ gcc version 3.2.2 -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions -Wall -Wconversion -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -Woverloaded-virtual -Wsynth -Wno-ctor-dtor-privacy -pedantic -Wno-long-long -fshort-wchar -pthread -pipe -I/usr/X11R6/include Configure arguments --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib --enable-optimize --disable-tests --disable-debug --with-xprint --enable-xinerama --enable-ldap --enable-crypto --enable-x11-shm --with-default-mozilla-five-home=/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4 --disable-gtktest --disable-glibtest --disable-libIDLtest --disable-auto-deps --enable-strip-libs --enable-ctl --enable-mercury --enable-default-toolkit=gtk2 --enable-xft
invalid. clicking middle mouse in the content area loads the url that's currently in the X selection. this is by design. Set middlemouse.contentLoadURL to false if you do not want this behaviour.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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