Scrolling issue

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11 Aug, 2015 07:00 PM

Since upgrading to 38.2.0 for the G5 last night, the middle button scroll function (specifically click and drag scroll) has ceased to function. As I manage blogs, it's a really important feature to scroll quickly and automatically through many pages of content. Will this be fixed in an upcoming version, or is it a permanent omission?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 12 Aug, 2015 02:23 AM

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    Can you be more specific about what you're referring to? I am able to use the scroll wheel without issue.

  2. 2 Posted by Marcus Dempsey on 12 Aug, 2015 04:39 AM

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    On 3 button mice with a clickable scroll wheel, when you press it down
    the following symbol comes up on the screen as an anchor point.

    Then whatever direction you drag the curser in, it'll auto scroll. I'm
    sure there's a proper name for the function, but it eludes me.
    Anyhow, that symbol no longer comes up when clicking the middle button
    in 38.2.0.
    I've since downgraded back to 31.8.0 and it's working properly again.
    I've been using tenfourfox for a few years now, and this is the first
    version where that function hasn't worked.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 12 Aug, 2015 02:09 PM

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    You can set general.autoScroll in about:config to true (default is now false) and it should work again.

    Or just go to Preferences>Advanced>General>Use autoscrolling

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 12 Aug, 2015 02:51 PM

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    That should be true by default though it looks like somehow it got set to false in the release builds. I'm not sure why that happened, but it's easy enough to change for 38.3. Thanks for the report.

  5. 5 Posted by Marcus Dempsey on 12 Aug, 2015 09:36 PM

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    Brilliant, thank you!

  6. 6 Posted by Marcus Dempsey on 12 Aug, 2015 10:17 PM

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    Thanks again. TenFourFox has been a real life saver for me while I'm
    unable to afford to upgrade my trusty G5. Your work is very much

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 13 Aug, 2015 04:40 PM

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    This issue is now tracked as TenFourFox issue 306:

  8. Cameron Kaiser closed this discussion on 13 Aug, 2015 04:40 PM.

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