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sometimes when scrolling with mouse palemoon goes to previos page

Posted: 2019-10-26, 12:46
by pr0fessor
sometimes when scrolling down/up with mouse wheel, palemoon goes to previous page (maybe this is in relationship with right mouse click which brings menu with back at top).
this stupid bug is inherited from firefox and is from years and is not only in linux, in windows too.
can't find any workaround, neither in palemoon, neither in firefox...
this is no mouse problem, because is only in firefox based browsers, not in chrome, and i have 2 computers at work which have the same bug, and notebook + computer in home...
sorry for my poor english

Re: sometimes when scrolling with mouse palemoon goes to previos page

Posted: 2019-10-26, 21:47
by Moonchild
This happens if you press Shift and scroll. It's not a bug, it's a feature.

Re: sometimes when scrolling with mouse palemoon goes to previos page

Posted: 2019-10-28, 11:46
by bgstack15
I had a problem with identical symptoms: in the Pale Moon browser (and possibly other Mozilla-based programs), the scroll wheel was causing the browser to navigate through history. I have a longer write-up on my blog, but here's the gist of it:
You can try masking certain inputs from the mouse, which are sending bogus inputs to the browser. Use "xev" utility to view what signals the machine gets when using the scroll wheel. Upon scrolling up, my mouse was sending button 4, 8, and 9. I had to mask the buttons 8 and 9 and then scrolling went back to normal!

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xinput set-button-map "$( xinput | awk -F'[=]' '/ouse/{print $2}' | awk '{print $1}' | head -n1 )" 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 0 0

Re: sometimes when scrolling with mouse palemoon goes to previos page

Posted: 2019-10-28, 12:00
by New Tobin Paradigm
You sure it isn't just the middlemouse preferences that traditional Unix users from the 90s like?