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How do I change mouse button behavior in firefox to make new mouse shortcuts?

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Hi,

For some time now I've wondered if it is possible to easily change the default behavior of mouse buttons in Firefox. What I'd like to do is define a new mouse button combination which replicates the function of an already-defined keyboard shortcut. In particular, currently, when one holds down the shift key while left-clicking the mouse while over a link, that link is opened in a new window. What I'd like to do is to have exactly the same behavior occur when I click and hold the left mouse button while pressing and releasing the right mouse button. This then makes opening a link in a new window a menu-less, one-handed operation.

Anyone have any ideas how this might be done? Thanks!

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gnittala 28 solutions 307 answers

Hello,

Does this addon - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mousecontrol/ meet your requirement? Also, you can check the list of mouse shortcuts here Use mouse shortcuts to perform common tasks in Firefox

Hope this helps.

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Gnittala and cor-el,

Thank you both for your replies. In fact, FireGestures does EXACTLY what I need. Unfortunately, it seems there *might* be some intended behavior which comes along with the desired functionality. I've contacted the developer and am waiting for a response. In the mean time, thanks again for pointing those out. I'll mark this "solved" once I get in touch with the developer...

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