I'm using Firefox 16.0.2 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, including the NoScript 2.5.9 plugin. Sometimes when browsing, a web site will have an embedded map or the like within it, and when scrolling down the page with the mouse wheel, once the cursor is over the map the wheel switches to zooming in and out rather than scrolling. Even on a dedicated mapping site, I find it unintuitive that the scroll wheel does something other than scrolling, and I can't imagine a scenario where I'd want scripts to be able to hijack it.
Is there some way to prevent scripts from receiving the mouse wheel events? I'm assuming that there's just something obvious in
about:config or the NoScript options that I'm missing. The analogous option for stopping scripts from getting right clicks is in
Disable or replace context menus.