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In Firefox, middle mouse button/wheel has been assigned "Open link in new tab" action for a while now, by default.

Since I ran Software Update tonight, this action doesn't work in Firefox anymore. To be specific, middle mouse click doesn't open links anymore. At the same time, it closes tabs just fine (middle-click a tab == 'Close tab').

I don't know the update details, but I remember that Firefox update was there among other things.

I tried running Firefox with a clean profile and middle button did work there, so something must've changed with existing settings.

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Go to about:config and disable option middlemouse.contentLoadURL, it should bring back the old middle-click behavior without restarting Firefox.
It's a new feature in Firefox 17, that makes you open new tab with URL copied from your clipboard, with middle-click. Needles to say, it interferes with the usual middle-click action, I hope Firefox team will fix that.

[#34100] Monday, November 29, 2021, 2 Years  [reply] [flag answer]
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