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Can I set zoom to middle click?

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I would like to set it so that when I click the middle mouse button, I can zoom in or out with the scroll wheel without having to hold it down. Then, when I middle-click again, the scroll wheel goes back to scrolling up and down the web page. How would I go about doing this? I'm open to editing about:config, using an add-on, or even installing an external program.

I would like to set it so that when I click the middle mouse button, I can zoom in or out with the scroll wheel without having to hold it down. Then, when I middle-click again, the scroll wheel goes back to scrolling up and down the web page. How would I go about doing this? I'm open to editing about:config, using an add-on, or even installing an external program.

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I don't think there is a built-in way to do that, at least as of Firefox 28. Maybe there's an add-on.

Do you find it inconvenient to hold down the Ctrl key while you scroll the wheel to zoom the page?

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My setup is in the living room with my mouse on the couch arm rest, so when I'm browsing, it's a little inconvenient to lean forward to the coffee table every time I want to zoom and the keyboard has terrible wireless range. But I did find an add-on (Mouse Control) that at least lets me zoom by holding the middle mouse button.