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Right click does random things in firefox

Postby JoeNotCharles on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:48 pm

Trying to right-click on an image to get the context menu. Sometimes this works, but usually it triggers a random firefox feature, including: bookmarking the page, opening the image in a new window, or launching Thunderbird. I'm 100% sure I'm not accidentally hitting any other buttons or anything. What could be causing this?
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Re: Right click does random things in firefox

Postby Husse on Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:05 pm

This happens to me when I mistakenly click both the scrollwheel and right click at the same time
I think it's some mouse problem
You did not tell us which Mint you use or which mouse
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Re: Right click does random things in firefox

Postby gibbs1984 on Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:52 pm

When I highlight a word and accidentally press the wheel mouse and the right click button at the same time it sends me to a web page that is related to that word, not sure if it's supposed to do that or not.

Sorry I couldn't help with your problem though.
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Re: Right click does random things in firefox

Postby dlkreations on Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:13 pm

I sometimes have that problem when I have Compiz running. I usually have to just be careful when I am right-clicking is all. Try disabling your Compiz and if the problem you are having persists. If it doesn't happen then, then you know it's the Compiz itself. If it isn't, post again, and I am sure someone will be able to assist you further.
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Re: Right click does random things in firefox

Postby el_b on Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:47 pm

The same thing happens to me without compiz. Maybe it has something to do with the mouse wheel.
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Re: Right click does random things in firefox

Postby Husse on Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:20 am

@ el_b
Don't post lots of useless comments to random posts - the mouse wheel was suggested in the beginning of this topic
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Re: Right click does random things in firefox

Postby ZeroOmegaStrain on Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:31 am

This was happening to me as well till I modified files to linux to recognize my touch mouse as only a two button mouse removing the wheel altogether.

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