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

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

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

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

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

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...