Mint-KDE 17.3 Mouse Middle click (tabs) issues-problems

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Mint-KDE 17.3 Mouse Middle click (tabs) issues-problems

Postby freddyflint99 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:08 pm

Hi,
I've had this problem since the last time I installed 17.3, I never had this issue before, and I really don't feel like re-installing Linux Mint 17.3 again!

almost every time I middle click a link in either FF or even on a virtual machine, I get multiple tabs opening. I have search to see if you can uninstall and reinstall the mouse drivers, but I cant find anything.
I tried this guide and got an error "xserver not installed"
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-reinstall-usb-mouse-drivers-in-ubuntu-using-the-command-line
but there is no date on the article.

This doesn't indicate any solution - https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=119994

Are there any suggestions on how to purge-reinstall-other the mouse drivers, or am I barking up the wrong tree ?
Thanks
Fred

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Re: Mint-KDE 17.3 Mouse Middle click (tabs) issues-problems

Postby lmuserx4849 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:37 pm

Is it hardware --- as in your mouse is worn out?
Clean the mouse and try.
Do you have another mouse that you can swap and try?

Is it software?
Look for adjustments to the mouse like acceleration or sensitivity.

If it is just firefox, adjust firefox. If globally, adjust in kde.

Are the firefox "multiple tabs" empty pages or duplicates of the link that was clicked?

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Re: Mint-KDE 17.3 Mouse Middle click (tabs) issues-problems

Postby freddyflint99 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:31 pm

lmuserx4849 wrote:Is it hardware --- as in your mouse is worn out?
Clean the mouse and try.
Do you have another mouse that you can swap and try?

Yes I have. First thing. No difference. I have even tried different USB ports, and the mouse I am using is newish.
PS. Do you know where I can get an Optical Cleaner from?
lmuserx4849 wrote:Is it software?
Look for adjustments to the mouse like acceleration or sensitivity.

I have, and I cant find anything. I have no Proprietary Drivers Installed, and the SystemSettings-InputDevices is default except number of scroll Lines. I don’t see anything to do with Acceleration.
lmuserx4849 wrote:If it is just firefox, adjust firefox. If globally, adjust in kde.
Are the firefox "multiple tabs" empty pages or duplicates of the link that was clicked?

Umm I certain that the only thing I middle click on is FF Links. If there is something else I could middle click on to test with, let me know.
Yes Duplicates of the link that was clicked. This is also inside a VM and on both FF and Sea Monkey.

Thanks for your reply

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Re: Mint-KDE 17.3 Mouse Middle click (tabs) issues-problems

Postby lmuserx4849 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:09 am

As far as cleaning I just use Q-tips, microfiber cloth, compressed air and a micro vacuum attachment kit.

Unfortunately bug 1037042 "Multiple tabs when middle click on a link on Linux" doesn't provide a solution. At the mozillazine forum there are a number of titles with "middle click multiple tabs" . Check those out.

Maybe someone else has had this issue and a resolution.

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Re: Mint-KDE 17.3 Mouse Middle click (tabs) issues-problems

Postby BG405 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:20 pm

An easy test for middle-click functionality is to highlight some text then use the middle button to paste it in a text editor. This will help to eliminate switch "bounce" issues as a possible cause.

Actually, for me, middle-clicking links in Firefox does nothing other than "select" the link - it's never worked, at least in LM17.3 Cinnamon and LM17.3 KDE, but may well be down to one or more of my add-ons. I just use right-click & then open in new tab. Probably not much help sorry, but I'll be dropping Firefox when add-on support gets crippled later this year. Have you tried another browser?
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