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Right click automatically clicks first menu item (on the right click menu popup).

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When I am on firefox browser, when I click the right mouse button, the click automatically clicks the first menu item on the menu that pops up, usually the back selection. I usually use the right click to "open in new tab" or correct spelling errors, but when I click the right button, it always instantly clicks the first selection in the menu because the mouse courser is auto floating over the menu. The only way I make that not happen is by sliding my mouse to the left as I click the right mouse button, that way the courser isn't floating over the menu when it pops up. Right click instantly selects whatever selection the courser is floating above on the menu pop and its driving me crazy, how do I stop this? I made a super short video to demonstrate what I am talking about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab-s7JH6B3A

In this video, I am only using the right click, see how it auto clicks the menu that pops up? Auto back selection, and auto open in new tab. I dont like it! BTW I am on the latest firefox version using latest mac version, using magic mouse 2.

When I am on firefox browser, when I click the right mouse button, the click automatically clicks the first menu item on the menu that pops up, usually the back selection. I usually use the right click to "open in new tab" or correct spelling errors, but when I click the right button, it always instantly clicks the first selection in the menu because the mouse courser is auto floating over the menu. The only way I make that not happen is by sliding my mouse to the left as I click the right mouse button, that way the courser isn't floating over the menu when it pops up. Right click instantly selects whatever selection the courser is floating above on the menu pop and its driving me crazy, how do I stop this? I made a super short video to demonstrate what I am talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab-s7JH6B3A In this video, I am only using the right click, see how it auto clicks the menu that pops up? Auto back selection, and auto open in new tab. I dont like it! BTW I am on the latest firefox version using latest mac version, using magic mouse 2.

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Did you try Safe Mode or another mouse?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
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cor-el
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Did you try Safe Mode or another mouse?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
Did you try Safe Mode or another mouse? Start Firefox in <u>Safe Mode</u> to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem. *switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance *do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems

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This did work, thank you. It appears as though I had enlarged the firefox text and menu items using an extension so I could see them from further away. Looks like it also caused the right click menu to change, which caused the menu to be clicked every time I right clicked something. Thank you for the fix!

This did work, thank you. It appears as though I had enlarged the firefox text and menu items using an extension so I could see them from further away. Looks like it also caused the right click menu to change, which caused the menu to be clicked every time I right clicked something. Thank you for the fix!
cor-el
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You're welcome.

Can you tell us which extension caused this issue?

It can help others with the same problem.

You're welcome. Can you tell us which extension caused this issue? It can help others with the same problem.

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It is this : Theme Font & Size Changer via https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/theme-font-size-changer/

I changed font size to 14 i think, also I increased the size of the tabs. It must have also effected the right click menu, which I did not want. I needed the tabs to be bigger becuase I am using a big TV for my monitor and the tab text was to small, even when I would zoom into a website. The goal was to "zoom" the tabs a bit.

It is this : Theme Font & Size Changer via https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/theme-font-size-changer/ I changed font size to 14 i think, also I increased the size of the tabs. It must have also effected the right click menu, which I did not want. I needed the tabs to be bigger becuase I am using a big TV for my monitor and the tab text was to small, even when I would zoom into a website. The goal was to "zoom" the tabs a bit.
cor-el
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You can consider to use some dedicated CSS rules in a userChrome.css file to increase the height of the tab bar or possibly use the Stylus extension. You can search a website like userstyles.org for useful CSS files.

You can consider to use some dedicated CSS rules in a userChrome.css file to increase the height of the tab bar or possibly use the Stylus extension. You can search a website like userstyles.org for useful CSS files.
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None of these solutions worked for me, and I also dont think a solution like lowering zoom or lowering font size should be the solution to something that is clearly a bug, other browsers dont do it, and automatically clicking something is not normal, so this is a bug in firefox.

I've seen this on firefox even on ESR versions going back to 40 something..

I also needed to make my browser show larger fonts and so I did the css in about config to 1.1 times bigger which again is actually something that should be allowed or else why would it be there, and thus increasing the size of the font and browser parts should in no way make the right click function click itself .. I cant believe firefox devs dont see this as a bug and easily correct it .. why does the right click function need to automatically have an action on the action that follows the right click? Again, I refer to other browsers that I also use zoom in them do not show this glitchy function of clicking itself after a right click... it is soo annoying to constantly be sent back to the previous page or the undo button clicked when all you want to do is right click something you highlighted and copy it... now the bug sends you back to the previous page and you feel like punching the screen.

None of these solutions worked for me, and I also dont think a solution like lowering zoom or lowering font size should be the solution to something that is clearly a bug, other browsers dont do it, and automatically clicking something is not normal, so this is a bug in firefox. I've seen this on firefox even on ESR versions going back to 40 something.. I also needed to make my browser show larger fonts and so I did the css in about config to 1.1 times bigger which again is actually something that should be allowed or else why would it be there, and thus increasing the size of the font and browser parts should in no way make the right click function click itself .. I cant believe firefox devs dont see this as a bug and easily correct it .. why does the right click function need to automatically have an action on the action that follows the right click? Again, I refer to other browsers that I also use zoom in them do not show this glitchy function of clicking itself after a right click... it is soo annoying to constantly be sent back to the previous page or the undo button clicked when all you want to do is right click something you highlighted and copy it... now the bug sends you back to the previous page and you feel like punching the screen.