User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040823 Firefox/0.9.3 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040823 Firefox/0.9.3 I think it would be useful if there was an option to disable the function to paste URLs into browser using middle mouse button. It often happens to me that I try to click a link with middle mouse button to open that page in new tab, but instead I click few pixels away from the link; then instead of opening the right page in new tab, Firefox tries to open some non-existing page in the current tab. I don't use the function "open in current tab the page which URL is currently in clipper", and I use the function "open link in new tab" very often, so I'd like to turn off the former, because these situations like described above annoy me a bit ... Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. click middle mouse button somewhere on a web page (not on a link) Actual Results: Firefox tries to load a page which URL is equal to text which is currently copied into clipper. Expected Results: Some people may like this behaviour, but I'd like to be able to disable it - middle mouse button click would then work only on links, and if you click elsewhere - it wouldn't do anything at all.
Don't set OS to ALL unless you know it affects all systems. Pasting is defaulted to off on non-Linux systems. The option you want (Access from about:config) is middlemouse.paste Should this be duped to bug 171132?
OS: All → Linux
no, this is either INVALID or WONTFIX. This is just another convention on Linux that new users hate. I don't like it myself. the contentLoadURL pref would also need to be changed, iirc
Or better, bug 135884 or bug 85677 - that's exactly the same bug (or "feature"...). As for now, I'll try to turn it off in those hidden preferences. Although I generally believe that things that half of users like and the other half don't, should be put into preferences to let all users decide how they want it.
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 135884 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → preferences
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