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Autoscrolling stopped working in Firefox 3.6.28 for Mac OS 10.4

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I have two Mac G4 desktop computers and have always had autoscrolling Firefox. Now the feature is no longer working. I don't recall updating Firefox recently, but can't go beyond my current version, 3.6.28 because the machines are not Intel.

The autoscroll is very useful. I have tried checking the Preferences..Autoscrolling is checked. I have tried restarting. No luck. I cannot start in Safe Mode as there is no option for it.

If there is some fix for this, it's not apparent on the Firefox Help Website. So any suggestion that would restore this feature will be very much appreciated. It doesn't seem to be a plug in, or and add on. My feeling is there may be some resetting procedure necessary...but I have no idea how to do that. Again, help to restore Autoscrolling very much appreciated. It worked for years...all I had to do was press the middle mouse button. It could go slow and faster. Now what happens when I press the middle button is that I get my dashboard apps. Hmm.

Thanks!

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No need to do safe mode, as I've discovered the problem seemed to be in the Dashboard mouse settings. Disabling these brought back Autoscrolling - hooray! Though I don't exactly remember changing any settings before Autoscrolling stopped functioning.

That, at any rate was the apparent fix. Hope this helps anyone else with similar problem

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You need to use the command line switch -safe-mode in the Terminal to start Firefox 3.6 versions in Safe Mode.


The last Firefox version that runs on Mac OS X 10.4 is Firefox 3.6.28.

For an unofficial Firefox 17.0.5 ESR compatible version (TenFourFox) that runs on PowerPC Macs with OS X 10.4.11 or OS X 10.5.8 you can look at:

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Chosen Solution

No need to do safe mode, as I've discovered the problem seemed to be in the Dashboard mouse settings. Disabling these brought back Autoscrolling - hooray! Though I don't exactly remember changing any settings before Autoscrolling stopped functioning.

That, at any rate was the apparent fix. Hope this helps anyone else with similar problem