User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 When I click on the scrolling wheel on a Microsoft IntelliMouse to activiate or deactiveate the mouse scrolling(*), if the mouse cursor happens to be over a hyperlink it will open it in a New Tab. In Internet Explorer, one can click almost anywhere on the current webpage to activate/deactivate the mouse scrolling, even it is on a hyperlink. However, in FireFox, I have to be cautious as to where I click the mouse wheel so as to prevent opening a New Tab (and subsequently having to close it). (*) Mouse scrolling being I don't have to turn the wheel to scroll up and down or left and right on the page. All I have to do is move the mouse around and the page will scroll accordingly after it has been activated. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Depress the mouse wheel over a hyperlink and it will open 2. 3. Actual Results: A New Tab appears with the hyperlink that I just clicked on. Expected Results: Nothing (at least that's what happens in Internet Explorer).
This is by design
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Summary: Clicking on scrolling wheel (Microsoft IntelliMouse) on a hyperlink opens it up. Anyway to disable it? → Clicking on scrolling wheel (Microsoft IntelliMouse) on a hyperlink opens it up. Anyway to disable it?
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