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How to make tab scrolling with arrows not jump suddenly?

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When I have many tabs open in a window and use the < and > buttons at the ends of the tab bar to scroll left and right, if I click slowly enough one click scrolls one step, but if I click too fast it starts to jump by full window width usually overshooting the target by far.

Currently is is kind of impossible to move say 6 steps to left as clicking 6 times slow enough to not cause that annoying jump just takes a very long time

How do I make it so that one click on the button always moves the tab bar by one step and never does that jump?

When I have many tabs open in a window and use the < and > buttons at the ends of the tab bar to scroll left and right, if I click slowly enough one click scrolls one step, but if I click too fast it starts to jump by full window width usually overshooting the target by far. Currently is is kind of impossible to move say 6 steps to left as clicking 6 times slow enough to not cause that annoying jump just takes a very long time How do I make it so that one click on the button always moves the tab bar by one step and never does that jump?

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John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

Navigate by an alternative means. Use the drop down arrow to list the overflow tabs, or use the location bar with a % character and a space before you start typing part of the title.
So
Ctrl L <backspace> % <space> ju
will probably locate this posts tab on the dropdown options.

Navigate by an alternative means. Use the drop down arrow to list the overflow tabs, or use the location bar with a % character and a space before you start typing part of the title. <br />So <br /> ''Ctrl L <backspace> % <space> ju'' <br /> will probably locate this posts tab on the dropdown options. *[[Awesome Bar - Search your Firefox bookmarks, history and tabs from the address bar#w_changing-results-on-the-fly]]_changing-results-on-the-fly <br />(You will need to open the article and expand it. A recent change prevents direct links to subsections from working)
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

P.S. You appear to be using Waterfox not Firefox. No idea if that is part of the problem.

P.S. You appear to be using Waterfox not Firefox. No idea if that is part of the problem.

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John99 said

P.S. You appear to be using Waterfox not Firefox. No idea if that is part of the problem.

I mostly use Waterfox because of the low memory limit on Firefox on my desktop, but the same problem also happens in normal Firefox without any extensions on my laptop.

''John99 [[#answer-727614|said]]'' <blockquote> P.S. You appear to be using Waterfox not Firefox. No idea if that is part of the problem. </blockquote> I mostly use Waterfox because of the low memory limit on Firefox on my desktop, but the same problem also happens in normal Firefox without any extensions on my laptop.

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John99 said

Navigate by an alternative means. Use the drop down arrow to list the overflow tabs, or use the location bar with a % character and a space before you start typing part of the title.
So
Ctrl L <backspace> % <space> ju
will probably locate this posts tab on the dropdown options.

Yes, I am forced to use the alternative methods and it is annoying, that is why I am asking for a direct method where I can go a specific number of steps on the list without random jumps.

''John99 [[#answer-727611|said]]'' <blockquote> Navigate by an alternative means. Use the drop down arrow to list the overflow tabs, or use the location bar with a % character and a space before you start typing part of the title. <br />So <br /> ''Ctrl L <backspace> % <space> ju'' <br /> will probably locate this posts tab on the dropdown options. *[[Awesome Bar - Search your Firefox bookmarks, history and tabs from the address bar#w_changing-results-on-the-fly]]_changing-results-on-the-fly <br />(You will need to open the article and expand it. A recent change prevents direct links to subsections from working) </blockquote> Yes, I am forced to use the alternative methods and it is annoying, that is why I am asking for a direct method where I can go a specific number of steps on the list without random jumps.
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This is how the tab scroll buttons work:

  • single click to scroll one tab
    hold down the mouse button to scroll more tabs or use the mouse scroll wheel on the tab bar
  • double-click to scroll a screen width
  • triple-click to scroll to the first tab or to the last tab
This is how the tab scroll buttons work: * single click to scroll one tab<br />hold down the mouse button to scroll more tabs or use the mouse scroll wheel on the tab bar * double-click to scroll a screen width * triple-click to scroll to the first tab or to the last tab

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cor-el said

That is how the tab scroll buttons work:
  • a single click move one tab
    hold down the mouse button to scroll more tabs or use the mouse scroll wheel on the tab bar
  • a double-click more a screen width
  • a triple-click move to the first tab or the last tab

Yes, that is the problem I am describing. I am looking for a way to be able to click several times without excessive wait and have it move one step for each click. Now it thinks I am double clicking or triple clicking.

''cor-el [[#answer-727792|said]]'' <blockquote> That is how the tab scroll buttons work: * a single click move one tab<br />hold down the mouse button to scroll more tabs or use the mouse scroll wheel on the tab bar * a double-click more a screen width * a triple-click move to the first tab or the last tab </blockquote> Yes, that is the problem I am describing. I am looking for a way to be able to click several times without excessive wait and have it move one step for each click. Now it thinks I am double clicking or triple clicking.
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Easiest to avoid this is to use the scroll wheel on the tab bar or use the Ctrl+Page Up/Down keys if you forget to hold down the mouse button. You can also try to move the mouse away from the tab bar before clicking a second time.

Easiest to avoid this is to use the scroll wheel on the tab bar or use the Ctrl+Page Up/Down keys if you forget to hold down the mouse button. You can also try to move the mouse away from the tab bar before clicking a second time.

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cor-el said

Easiest to avoid this is to use the scroll wheel on the tab bar or use the Ctrl+Page Up/Down keys if you forget to hold down the mouse button. You can also try to move the mouse away from the tab bar before clicking a second time.

Yes, I know about the scroll wheel and have tried to use it, but it just feels like a very clumsy way to do things.

Clicking left and right feels natural, but the "click-wait a while-click-wait a while-click" gets annoying, thus my question on how to disable to double click/triple click functionality so I can just click 5 times if needed as example. I have never personally needed the whole screen at time thing on purpose as I normally have less than 50 tabs/window.

''cor-el [[#answer-727794|said]]'' <blockquote> Easiest to avoid this is to use the scroll wheel on the tab bar or use the Ctrl+Page Up/Down keys if you forget to hold down the mouse button. You can also try to move the mouse away from the tab bar before clicking a second time. </blockquote> Yes, I know about the scroll wheel and have tried to use it, but it just feels like a very clumsy way to do things. Clicking left and right feels natural, but the "click-wait a while-click-wait a while-click" gets annoying, thus my question on how to disable to double click/triple click functionality so I can just click 5 times if needed as example. I have never personally needed the whole screen at time thing on purpose as I normally have less than 50 tabs/window.
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Did you try whether moving the mouse pointer off the scroll button before clicking again has a positive effect or do you still have the problem?

Did you try whether moving the mouse pointer off the scroll button before clicking again has a positive effect or do you still have the problem?

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cor-el said

Did you try whether moving the mouse pointer off the scroll button before clicking again has a positive effect or do you still have the problem?

If I move the mouse away form the button between every click it does not move more than once, as the clicks are then about as slow as the click-wait-click routine, but getting back to the button after each click is even more annoying than waiting.

''cor-el [[#answer-727815|said]]'' <blockquote> Did you try whether moving the mouse pointer off the scroll button before clicking again has a positive effect or do you still have the problem? </blockquote> If I move the mouse away form the button between every click it does not move more than once, as the clicks are then about as slow as the click-wait-click routine, but getting back to the button after each click is even more annoying than waiting.
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

I don't use Windows 8 but I am guessing the doubleclick sensitivity is based on Windows settings and if you adjust that maybe it will be easier to differentiate between double mouse clicks and two individual clicks. You could even consider using "Mouse Keys"

I don't use Windows 8 but I am guessing the doubleclick sensitivity is based on Windows settings and if you adjust that maybe it will be easier to differentiate between double mouse clicks and two individual clicks. You could even consider using "''Mouse Keys''" * http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/change-mouse-settings#1TC=windows-7 * https://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/windows8/use-numeric-keypad.aspx