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Keyboard and mouse functionality changed after update to 18.0. Shift key always returns you to previous screen

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Scroll button on mouse does not move material

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philipp
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hello, yes there have been changes to the scrolling behaviour in firefox 17 (for technical background see https://wiki.mozilla.org/Gecko:Mouse_Wheel_Scrolling). could you describe what exactly you're trying to achieve?

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I am simply trying to scroll down in documents/web pages using the wheel on the mouse which after 18.0 update does nothing. Also anytime I attempt to use the shift key to capitalize something it moves me to the previous web page. I am using Windows 7.

cor-el
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You can set the mousewheel.with_shift.action pref to "1" on the about:config page (same as mousewheel.default.action).