Firefox and Scrolling Trackpad? Annoying!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iWillard, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. iWillard macrumors regular

    iWillard

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    #1
    When I use Firefox on my 15" PB, the scrolling trackpad, when scrolled horizontially, triggers the forward/back buttons... You'd think this would be handy, but no, as it gets falsely triggered when I scroll up and down, and suddenly jumps back 5 pages....So annoying!

    Is there any way to disable the side scrolling being equated with wanting to go backwards/forwards in Firefox? I want to scroll up and down, and I want to use Firefox.... Can't find anything in preferences/view....

    Thanks!

    EDIT: And I don't want to just disable horizontal scrolling, as I use it a LOT in Garageband...
     
  2. Linkjeniero macrumors 6502

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    Open Firefox
    In the address field, type: "about:config" (without the quotes)
    Set the "mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action" variable to zero

    That will enable regular horizontal scrolling instead on Firefox.
     
  3. iWillard thread starter macrumors regular

    iWillard

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    #3

    YOU ARE MY HERO! Fixed in 3 seconds....

    Awesome! Thanks!

    :D :D :D :D
     
  4. davidanderson1 macrumors newbie

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  6. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    Cool, thanks man, that was a big annoyance.
     

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