Right Click opens two windows

Discussion in 'macOS' started by archdelux, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. archdelux macrumors 6502

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    Hi - I have my google chrome configured so that right clicking on a link automatically opens the link in a new tab in the background. The problem is that for some reason, about 50% of the time when I right click on my MBP trackpad (configured as bottom right of the trackpad), then two windows open--I can only assume this is due to the computer perceiving my click as two clicks.. I tried turning down (and up) the dial for 'double click speed', but that didn't help.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Is there a plist file for Chrome that you can replace?
     
  3. archdelux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for your response. Unfortunately I dont know if it has a plist file, or even where to find it. I actually had to google plist..sorry if this is elementary; just got my first mac yesterday.

    Where can I find the plist file and what should I replace it with?

    thanks
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    HD/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences

    It might be called com.chrome.plist or something like that.

    Drag it to your Desktop, then start Chrome.
    Report the result.
     
  5. archdelux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Dragged it to the desktop and started chrome, but same result - still opens 2 windows about 50% of the time.

    thanks for your help though - any other suggestions?
     
  6. archdelux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    update

    An update: After using the computer for a while, I have figured out specifically when the problem occurs: It only opens two windows the first time when I load a new page. For example, if I click on a thread here and right click on something, it will open TWO tabs in the background. However, after this, I can right click on other links on the same page and it only opens one. HOWEVER, as soon as I go to a different page (ie if i go to a different thread, for example), then the FIRST link I right-click on opens two tabs and the following right-clicks opens only one tab as it should.


    ..weird! Any possible explanations as to what is going on here? Now instead of just troubleshooting, I am actually curious as to what could possibly be triggering this...thoughts?
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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