Closed Bug 422182 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago

KB article: Mouse buttons do not work as Back and Forward

Categories

(support.mozilla.org :: Knowledge Base Articles, task, major)

x86
Linux
task
Not set
major

Tracking

(Not tracked)

VERIFIED FIXED

People

(Reporter: cilias, Assigned: cilias)

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Details

Summary: KB article: Mouse buttons no longer work as back and forward → KB article: Mouse buttons no longer work as Back and Forward
ready for review
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Assignee: nobody → bmo2008
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
I don't have a super-mouse, so I can't test this... Might want to run it by someone who does.


"You can configure Firefox back to use 6 and 7, by editing some hidden preferences. " - "configure Firefox back" is a little awkward. Drop the comma.


With the additional step for the about:config warning page, would it make sense to have it as a dynamic content block?


"4. Double-click on mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action, and set the value to 2.
5. Click OK to close the 'Enter integer value' window. "

I think you can combine these steps. It's pretty straightforward.


Use showfor to say it only applies to Linux?


Put in a comment linking to bug 420294.
(In reply to comment #2)
> I don't have a super-mouse, so I can't test this... Might want to run it by
> someone who does.

Adding Alex Umrysh to CC list. He's the one that provided the prefs in bug 420294. Alex, does this KB article look accurate to you:
<http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Mouse+buttons+no+longer+work+as+Back+and+Forward>
(You'll need to be logged in to see it.)

> "You can configure Firefox back to use 6 and 7, by editing some hidden
> preferences. " - "configure Firefox back" is a little awkward. Drop the comma.

Fixed. (comma hater. :-) )

> With the additional step for the about:config warning page, would it make sense
> to have it as a dynamic content block?

Hehe... <http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Dynamic+Content#threadId26002>

> "4. Double-click on mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action, and set the value
> to 2.
> 5. Click OK to close the 'Enter integer value' window. "
> 
> I think you can combine these steps. It's pretty straightforward.

Fixed. It looks a lot better, thanks.

> Use showfor to say it only applies to Linux?

I don't want users to arrive at an article that only says "this entire article does not apply to you". I'm sure there must be similar problems for Windows and Mac users (from different causes). I'd love to cover that stuff in this article.
"Double-click on mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action, which should set the value to 2. "

Why would double clicking set the value to 2?

> > Use showfor to say it only applies to Linux?
> 
> I don't want users to arrive at an article that only says "this entire article
> does not apply to you". I'm sure there must be similar problems for Windows and
> Mac users (from different causes). I'd love to cover that stuff in this
> article.

Like this? http://kb.mozillazine.org/Logitech_mouse . You'd have to rename the article to not be "no longer".
(In reply to comment #4)
> "Double-click on mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action, which should set the
> value to 2. "
> 
> Why would double clicking set the value to 2?

I didn't fix my copying/pasting. The third pref name was the same as the first as well. It's fixed now.

> Like this? http://kb.mozillazine.org/Logitech_mouse . You'd have to rename the
> article to not be "no longer".

Done.

(Alex, the article is now at the new URI.)
Summary: KB article: Mouse buttons no longer work as Back and Forward → KB article: Mouse buttons do not work as Back and Forward
You gonna add that Logitech stuff?

Article looks good to me, pending confirmation from Alex.
(In reply to comment #6)
> You gonna add that Logitech stuff?

Yes; but my pillow is calling out to me right now. Will do it tomorrow.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Ready for another review.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Sorry, it took me a few days to see this.  I can't log into that page :(
If you can just post the part in question here I can let you know if it is right or not.  For some reason, I only had to do that in linux to get it working, it worked fine in Windows Vista without that for me, but I had to go into the synaptics touchpad config and set the back and forward buttons to browse forward and back.
Linux:

In Firefox 3 on Linux, the mouse button assignments for Back and Forward have changed. Previous versions of Firefox used buttons 6 and 7 for Back and Forward, respectively. Firefox 3 uses buttons 8 and 9. You can configure Firefox to use 6 and 7 by editing some hidden preferences.

   1. In the Location bar, type about:config, and press Enter.
          * The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page. 
   2. In the Filter: box, type mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.
   3. Double-click on mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action, set the value to 2, and click OK.
   4. Double-click on mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.numlines, set the value to -1, and click OK.
   5. Double-click on mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.sysnumlines, which should set the value to false. 

You can now close the about:config page.
Depends on: 425834
That look good to you, Alex?
Moved to KB at:
Tue 29 of Apr, 2008 15:03 EST

Got confirmation from zzxc last week.

Any further discussion should go on the staging copy: <http://support.mozilla.com/kb/*Mouse+buttons+do+not+work+as+Back+and+Forward>.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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