Nov 012007

On my ThinkPad, I scroll by holding down the middle mouse button and moving the little trackpoint joystick. This means that it is easy to couple a little bit of sideways scroll with vertical scroll, which is not usually a problem. In Firefox, however, the default settings are for a left/right mouse scroll to go back/forward a page. This is most unsatisfying.

The solution has been published online in a multitude of places, but to save me needing to search for it again I’ll mention it here. Open a new tab and type about:config into the address bar. Type mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey into the “Filter” bar that appears at the top of the page to find the necessary entries.

Make the following changes by double-clicking the appropriate option in the list:

mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action => 0
mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.sysnumlines => true

  One Response to “Fixing annoying Firefox mouse gestures”

  1. thank you

    My mouse has been doing this for ages and really bugging me.

    Fixed now 🙂

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