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When I click on Facebook feed Firefox sometimes pastes a hyperlink how do I disable this?

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Windows 10, Firefox 67.04 currently.

This has been happening for a few months now and it's driving me nuts. On Facebook mainly sometimes when I click on a field to type somethign in Firefox will automatically paste in a hyperlink. I can't get it to consistently happen, it does seem it's usually when I move my mouse to the left. I have no addons other than uBlock Origin. I can't find a setting anywhere. Anyone see this before? Thank!

Windows 10, Firefox 67.04 currently. This has been happening for a few months now and it's driving me nuts. On Facebook mainly sometimes when I click on a field to type somethign in Firefox will automatically paste in a hyperlink. I can't get it to consistently happen, it does seem it's usually when I move my mouse to the left. I have no addons other than uBlock Origin. I can't find a setting anywhere. Anyone see this before? Thank!

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Firefox comes with a pref named middlemouse.paste, but I think that this pref is false by default on Windows. You can check on the about:config page if this pref is still false or is user set (bold).

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

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Firefox comes with a pref named middlemouse.paste, but I think that this pref is false by default on Windows. You can check on the about:config page if this pref is still false or is user set (bold).

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

Firefox comes with a pref named <b>middlemouse.paste</b>, but I think that this pref is false by default on Windows. You can check on the <b>about:config</b> page if this pref is still false or is user set (bold). You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-config-editor-firefox
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Thanks, I think that did it!

Thanks, I think that did it!
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