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Mozilla Firefox and the middle mouse button
Authored by: jhirbour on Apr 06, '05 07:48:32AM

I recently bought a microsoft optical mouse (USB) and had a fine working middle button (clicking the wheel) and right click buttons. (running os 10.3.8)

After I loaded the driver that came with the mouse... now I don't have a working middle clickable button it instead works as an ALT click. There seems to be a crap load of options in the preference panel it added... but I think it would be easier to just uninstall the driver LOL

Bottom line I think my case has more do with mouse driver and the OS than with particular applications... :-(



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Mozilla Firefox and the middle mouse button
Authored by: octo on Apr 06, '05 08:27:37AM

Regardless, the Firefox issue most definitely had to do with the application code itself. Thankfully this problem was finally fixed in CVS, and we should see it go away in the future. Still kinda interesting though, that I took a stab at it myself without even realizing the CVS fix existed, and even took the same approach. (of course the only other approach would require a lot more development effort than one could be willing to put in for a quick fix)



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