Mac right-click problems with firefox 2.0
December 25, 2006 11:53 AM   Subscribe

Mac right-click problems with firefox 2.0

I used to be able to open links in a new tab by holding down the mouse button on my mac mini. Since i upgraded this feature seems to have disappeared. is there a way to make it come back?
posted by BigBrownBear to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Command (the key with the Apple on it) + click.
posted by mkultra at 11:56 AM on December 25, 2006

You can command-click a link to open it in a new tab immediately, or you can control-click to bring up the contextual menu (ie right click) where you can select from a number of options.

The change was made to make Firefox behave more mac-like, as most mac applications do not support click-and-hold for the contextual menu, they use control-click. If you just want to open links in new tabs, command-click is the fastest way to go. You can select in Preferences->Tabs whether you'd like to switch to the new tab immediately or have it open up in the background. Whichever you choose, command-shift-click will do the opposite.

Firefox Help has a listing of keyboard and mouse shortcuts as well.
posted by zachlipton at 12:42 PM on December 25, 2006

Response by poster: yeah, i know the control-click...but is there a way to make the hold option go back an add-on or something? i liked how that worked...
posted by BigBrownBear at 12:44 PM on December 25, 2006

Best answer: type 'about:config' into the location bar, look for the setting 'ui.click_hold_context_menus', and turn it to true by double-clicking on it.
posted by boaz at 2:43 PM on December 25, 2006 [1 favorite]

Go to System Prefs > Keyboard & Mouse > Trackpad.

Select the "Place two fingers on trackpad and click button for secondary click" option.
posted by pfafflin at 9:58 PM on December 25, 2006

Oops, sorry, I saw that as a MacBook, not Mac Mini :( Perhaps there's a similar option on the Mini's system prefs?
posted by pfafflin at 9:59 PM on December 25, 2006

Response by poster: thanks boaz, that works perfectly and now i know how to change all the configurations, too.
posted by BigBrownBear at 6:30 AM on December 26, 2006

Yeah, here's the solution.
posted by mathowie at 8:01 AM on April 25, 2007

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