Mar 5, 2008

Firefox horizontal scroll

I have configured my Thinkpad's trackpoint to emulate a scroll wheel when the middle button is held down (You can find out how here).

So in effect, it also emulates horizontal scroll in addition to vertical scroll. I realized that Firefox treats horizontal scroll to emulate back and forward buttons. Which turns out to be a nuisance as you usually tend to activate them accidentally when scrolling a page vertically.

The fix is to navigate to about:config in firefox, search for, mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action and set it to 0 or 3 . 0 disables it and 3 makes it scroll the page naturally.

P.S. : I realize that this piece of info is also posted in the same article, which I had skipped.

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