Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136105
mozilla and firefox mouse button 6/7 events don't scroll left/right
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:52 EST
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):
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
Mozilla/Firefox browsers go forward/back in the history.
Epiphany, Konqueror, and GNOME applications such as Text Editor scroll
Mouse bindings should perform consistent actions in all applications.
The behaviour you require can be obtained by changing the Firefox
configuration. Type about:config in the Firefox address bar and change
* 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
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.