Bug 136105 - mozilla and firefox mouse button 6/7 events don't scroll left/right
mozilla and firefox mouse button 6/7 events don't scroll left/right
Status: CLOSED CANTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-10-17 18:22 EDT by Charles R. Anderson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-02-09 11:46:00 EST
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Description Charles R. Anderson 2004-10-17 18:22:00 EDT
Description of problem:

The default bindings of mozilla and firefox cause mouse button 6/7
events to go back/forward in the history, instead of scrolling
the window left/right.  This is inconsistent with konqueror, epiphany
and other GNOME applications.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

mozilla-1.7.3-13
firefox-0.10.1-1.0PR1.10

How reproducible:

always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch browser
2. Go to a wide web page, or make window width small
3. Try to scroll left/right using bottom of synaptics touchpad

Actual results:

Mozilla/Firefox browsers go forward/back in the history.
Epiphany, Konqueror, and GNOME applications such as Text Editor scroll
left/right.

Expected results:

Mouse bindings should perform consistent actions in all applications.
Comment 1 William Fulton 2005-01-02 16:57:18 EST
The behaviour you require can be obtained by changing the Firefox
configuration. Type about:config in the Firefox address bar and change
the following:

* mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action => 0 (was 2 on mine)

* mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.sysnumlines => true (was false on mine)

Surely the Mozilla team should apply this more standard behaviour as
the default.
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2007-02-09 11:46:00 EST
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates,
which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are
encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version available. Therefore
closing this bug as obsolete.

If you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, please reopen this bug
with an additional information.

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