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Middle click does not close tabs

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After updating to v.89 with new UI, i no longer can close tabs by clicking mousewheel while coursor is on the tab I intend to close. No setting for middle-click was found in the menus.

How do I restore old behaviour on Firefox 89? For now, downgrading version seems like the only option.

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Sorry for false alarms, checked around for other issues, seems like windows pushed some generic touchpad driver in place of vendor-specific, so that's why physical middle-click was borked.

God, how I hate update policies breaking corporate devices, no user-input required. Thanks anyways!

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Hmm, it's working for me, at least in this window that has wide tabs (not too many tabs open yet).

There isn't a preference for this in about:config as far as I know, only for closing by double-click (browser.tabs.closeTabByDblclick).

Are other middle-clicks working normally, such as opening a link in a new tab by middle-clicking?

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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration or userChrome.css is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Troubleshoot Mode start window

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Sorry for false alarms, checked around for other issues, seems like windows pushed some generic touchpad driver in place of vendor-specific, so that's why physical middle-click was borked.

God, how I hate update policies breaking corporate devices, no user-input required. Thanks anyways!

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