Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88812
Mozilla: scrolling mouse wheel == back button
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:02 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030225
Description of problem:
if I scroll the mouse button fast enough, mozilla interprets it like I clicked
the back button and goes back to the previous page I visited
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open a web page
2. open the next (large) web page in the same tab
3. scroll the mouse wheel down like a crazed maniac in a hurry
4. sit back in amazement
Expected Results: mozilla should scroll down the page, instead of go back to
the previous visited page
I've seen this behavior before on several occasions, but I could never reproduce
it willingly. It seemed to be somehow related to the wheel mouse.
Are you sure you're not accidentally hitting the ALT key somewhere in there?
That will go back, for sure.
Also, fwiw, I've never seen this.
absolutely sure, I can do this without touching the keyboard
it's reproducible on the mailing list page on postoffice
Can you post a url as a private comment?
So I finally saw a friend of mine do this. It turns out that what was happening
was when he was scrolling violently he would accidentally push down on the
scrolling wheel and would cause a middle click to happen. If there was a url
selected (usually the last url loaded) it would paste it and it would appear to
Is it possible that this is happening here? Once again, I've never seen it
happen to me, but it happens to him all the time.
I've seen that happen, too .. thinking about it more it's possible that this
also happened in the first bug report since I'm not sure whether or not I had
the URL the browser went back to in my cut'n'paste buffer somewhere...
Lets leave this bug as NEEDINFO until we know for sure ?
Sure, let me know if you find anything more out.
Haven't seen this in ages.
if I scroll the mouse button fast enough, mozilla interprets it like I
clicked the back button and goes back to the previous page I visited.