Very often, when I’m travelling, I’m using my laptop’s touchpad when using Firefox.
With a touchpad it’s quite hard to exactly hit a hyperlink, which is not too bothersome. But it becomes bothersome with Firefox in the following situation: When you want to open a Hyperlink in a new tab (Windows 10x64: middle mouse button click).
When hitting the middle mouse button on a Hyperlink, the corresponding web page is being opened in a new tab. But, when hitting the middle mouse button outside of a Hyperlink, Page Scrolling mode is activated and locked until you click the middle mouse button again.
This behaviour is very annoying when trying to open a number of web pages from a search result page to new tabs: Instead of opening a new tab, you accedentally scroll far, far away from the position where you have been, just because you’ve been one pixel away from the Hyperlink when hitting the middle mouse button.
Can you, please, change the behaviour of Page Scrolling to only being active while the middle mouse button is being held down? So, releasing the middle mouse button will immediately switch off Page Scrolling mode?
Locking Page Scrolling mode is an unneccesary feature. No other software I know locks Document Scrolling, though they all provide this middle mouse button feature.
Here’s a screenshot depicting Firefox Page Scrolling mode: