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I'm a spoiled KDE brat who must work with Windows 7 a bit. Kwin, the KDE window manager, allows one to middle-click on any scrollbar in any application and the window will scroll to that location. I found a SU answer that describes how to Ctrl-click to scroll to position however is there any way to configure a middle-click for the same function? Note also that the Ctrl-Click does not work in Firefox.


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Can't you just click on that location? Instead of adding a modifier? – Tom Wijsman Mar 6 '12 at 22:38
@Tom: I suppose that you mean to Ctrl-Click that location. No, I have difficulty using the keyboard and the mouse at the same time. I prefer to mostly stick with the Keyboard, in KDE with Vimperator this is easy, but Windows seems to be very mouse-dependent. Using both at the same time is just abut out of the question. – dotancohen Mar 7 '12 at 11:49
No, just click on the location. No Ctrl, no keyboard, no middle, no magic; just click... – Tom Wijsman Mar 7 '12 at 19:43
Tom, I could repeatedly click on that location to get the scrollbar there eventually, but that might require tens of clicks on a very long document. I am looking to get there in a single click, like KDE offers. – dotancohen Apr 6 '12 at 14:00
Try middlemouse.scrollbarPosition in Firefox (about:config) – user243592 Aug 6 '13 at 8:05

(I know this is an older question but wanted to share anyway since it was unanswered.)

This can be done with Firefox. I'll update this answer soon as I test settings in other browsers:

In Firefox (tested with v27.0)

  • In the address bar, type about:config and hit enter:

the about config window

  • In the search box, type middle to filter the search options:

typing in the search box filters the search

  • You'll see an option called middlemouse.scrollbarPosition -- note that it defaults to false:

the middlemouse.scrollbarPosition option

  • Right-click on the option and select Toggle, or double-click it:

toggling the option

  • The option will now read true and User set:

the option toggled to true

  • Restart Firefox and it should work as expected. I tested with a T650 touchpad.
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