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Middle mouse button opening tabs instead of closing them

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Hi,

I see someone has decided to brighten everyone's day by changing something that wasn't broken.

Before I was in the habit of, whenever I wanted to close a tab, running my mouse to the top of the maximised Firefox window and middle-clicking on the tab. Since the update, that space seems to have been redesignated as 'blank space' which means that middle-clicking there opens a new tab - exactly the opposite of what I'm used to it doing.

Enabling the menu toolbar partly solves that problem of clicking there inadvertantly. But it's still annoying because it used to be instinctive to move mouse up and click - now it's move mouse up, brake, and click. And the menu toolbar takes up space. Is there any way to change it back to how it was?

Hi, I see someone has decided to brighten everyone's day by changing something that wasn't broken. Before I was in the habit of, whenever I wanted to close a tab, running my mouse to the top of the maximised Firefox window and middle-clicking on the tab. Since the update, that space seems to have been redesignated as 'blank space' which means that middle-clicking there opens a new tab - exactly the opposite of what I'm used to it doing. Enabling the menu toolbar partly solves that problem of clicking there inadvertantly. But it's still annoying because it used to be instinctive to move mouse up and click - now it's move mouse up, brake, and click. And the menu toolbar takes up space. Is there any way to change it back to how it was?

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I found that after Firefox v29, a LOT of my settings and
add-ons were changed / reset. Try this; Start Firefox in Safe Mode
While you are in safe mode;
Firefox Options > Advanced > General.
Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.
Then check ALL of your settings. Browser and add-ons. Then restart.


Give these a look at;

Close Tab by Double Click.
Allows you to close tabs by double-clicking using the right mouse button.

Rights To Close
Right double-click anywhere on web page to close current tab.