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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Autoscroll breaks in Firefox on Linux

It used to be that a single middle click would start autoscroll in Firefox, but there's now a feature that loads a URL you have in the clipboard if you middle click. By default on Linux, this will screw up your autoscroll functionality (haven't tested on Windows, but I think it doesn't occur). Instead of autoscrolling, you'll get an alert to the tune of "The URL is not valid and cannot be loaded", or somesuch.

There's a bug about it here, and the quick fix solution (if you can live without contentLoadURL), is to do this:

  1. Type about:config into the address bar
  2. Search for and set general.autoScroll to true
  3. Search for and set middlemouse.contentLoadURL to false