Consider disabling middlemouse.contentLoadURL by default

Thom May thom at
Tue Oct 5 05:58:24 CDT 2004

* Paul Sladen (ubuntu at wrote :
> On Tue, 5 Oct 2004, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > | Disabling middlemouse.contentLoadURL brings the
> > | interface more in line with what new users
> >
> > Yes, it might possibly be a bit surprising to new users the first
> > time, but if you don't have it enabled, they probably won't ever
> > discover the feature.
> I own a ThinkPad and for some reason other users always seem to think the
> middle button is the `left' one!
> Whilst this is amusing to watch, it does---as was suggested---confuse the
> heck out of them.  I'm generally a believer in shipping upstream
> configurations, but I can strongly see the argument for toggling this _one_
> feature.
> The advanced users owning a mouse with three buttons will notice it doesn't
> work and be able find out (Googling) how to enable it
For what it's worth, it annoys the heck out of me, too. So I might be biased
in seeing a consensus forming to turn it off.
That sounds like a lot of work... Can we out source?
The Revolution will not be outsourced!
(Slick/Monique - Sinfest)

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