View Full Version : [ubuntu] Firefox Right-Click Problems

May 28th, 2009, 04:10 PM
Hi, I am off a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.04. I usually browse a number of webpages at a time, due to free time. I encounter a problem frequently when I right click a link to open its drop down menu. Sometimes a single right click leads to its opening in a new tab, other times it causes Evolution to start, etc etc. Is there anyone that shares the same sentiment as me? Is this a bug or can it be worked on? I have used two different optical mice(mouses?) so I pretty much ruled out hardware problems..

May 28th, 2009, 04:22 PM
I had similar wierd issues, I think what's happening might be that it's opening up the right click menu in a slightly unexpected place, and your single click is just clicking on the first option.

I don't have a fix for it, but maybe just holding down the button for an extra second to actually see the menu might solve it for you.

May 28th, 2009, 04:24 PM
I have this problem sometimes as well but I always put it down the a rubbish mouse ^^

May 28th, 2009, 04:45 PM
This is a known bug for years.It is not fixed yet.

May 28th, 2009, 04:56 PM
i got it fixed this way http://www.prash-babu.com/2009/05/how-to-fix-firefox-right-click-strange.html . this is just a temporary workaround..

May 28th, 2009, 04:58 PM
Thanks a lot, sorry for being a noob. :)

May 28th, 2009, 11:22 PM
Very old and annoying bug. There are bug reports and have been for ages. No elegant proper solution yet.