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Is autoscrolling still used in Firefox 72?

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AT one time I used this and when I pressed the middle mouse button, I would have the ability to scroll up and down by moving the mouse, This does not seem to work in FF 72.

AT one time I used this and when I pressed the middle mouse button, I would have the ability to scroll up and down by moving the mouse, This does not seem to work in FF 72.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Just for grins I tried a different mouse and it works as expected. It looks like the problem is with the mouse driver and not FF. I should have probably tried a different mouse sooner. Sorry about this. Vince

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Hi,

It's still there. If you go into settings, there is a checkbox labeled "Use autoscrolling". Just check that box and you should be good to go!

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In case of issues, try the Firefox version from the official Mozilla server if you currently use a version from the repositories of your Linux distribution.

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I have tried this using the Nightly version (version 74.0a1 (2020-02-02) (64-bit)) of Firefox and it still does not work. I press the scroll wheel and nothing shows up on the screen. In the past I have seen where I press the wheel and a small circle with 4 arrows shows up. If I then move the mouse the window scrolls in the same direction as I moved the mouse. I have done this in prior versions of FF but I don't remember when it stopped working.

Is there any way to tell if FF is recognizing the wheel press?

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Hello,

Did you enable autoscrolling in settings as per my comment? I also have Firefox on Linux, and it appears to be disabled by default on this platform. When I enable it, autoscrolling works fine.

This should show some output for middle clicking in Firefox if you check the "modifiers" button: https://unixpapa.com/js/testkey.html

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Autoscrolling is enabled. I clicked on the link. It registers keyboard clicks but not mouse clicks. I have tried this on FF72 and FF Nightly v74. Neither works.

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The test offered by Matthew Thomas should register a middle mouse click. It did for me whether or not the "modifiers" tickbox was enabled.

Same site, about 2/3 down this page: https://unixpapa.com/js/mouse.html is a js test link Click here with various mouse buttons to test which should open a dialog correctly reporting which mouse button you used.

Can you type into the address bar about:config, and Enter. Type into the search box autoscroll Ensure both entries are true

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Just for grins I tried a different mouse and it works as expected. It looks like the problem is with the mouse driver and not FF. I should have probably tried a different mouse sooner. Sorry about this. Vince

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Good work. Don't be sorry, it will likely help someone else!