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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040207 Firefox/0.8 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040207 Firefox/0.8 In Windows, the default behavior when middle-clicking on a tab is to close that tab. In Linux, the default behavior is different; when you middle-click on a tab, firefox will use that tab and go to whatever website is in the copy/paste buffer. Consistent behavior can be restored in Linux by changing the "middlemouse.contentLoadURL" default to FALSE (accessible in about:config). Although users have the potential ability to fix this behavior, it's relatively buried and obscure (non-intuitive). User experience consistency across platforms is important; default behaviors should be shared wherever possible. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open a new tab in Mozilla Firefox (any website or blank) 2. Middle-click on that new tab 3. Actual Results: The tab changed locations to a relatively anonymous website. Expected Results: The tab should have been closed, as it does on any Windows build by default.
Created attachment 150468 [details] [diff] [review] patch to all.js to change unix middlemouse behaviour The offending line is in the XP_UNIX ifdef in modules/libpref/src/init/all.js This one line patch changes the behaviour (sets middlemouse.contentloadurl to false on unix builds)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 171132 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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