Enable Auto-Scroll and Smooth Scrolling by Default in Firefox

Bug #638659 reported by Rich Jones on 2010-09-15
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
New
Undecided
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firefox (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

By default, Firefox does not have Auto-Scrolling and Smooth Scrolling by default. This makes it seem like the middle click is 'broken'.

There are numerous threads on the forum about this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=478418
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=767335
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=36824
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=410876

Clearly, this is a big problem, and the first thing I have to fix after any install I do.

The fix is very simple: Enable these two options! Tada! Feels like it's supposed to. It seems like a lot of linux-heads don't notice this one because it's been broken for so long, but for anybody coming from the big W, this is totally crucial.

R

Thanks a lot for reporting this bug. Ordinarily, a request for a new feature (which this is) would not be considered a papercut, but in this case it sounds like a simple case of changing a few values from 'false' to 'true' in the Firefox configuration files, so I'm going to mark this as a valid papercut.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed

I think AutoScrolling should be enabled by default, but not SmoothScrolling (it isn't enabled by default neither in Windows).

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Isn't this fixed upstream now?

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → papercuts-s-firefox
Ankit Sinha (ankitbko) on 2013-07-07
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ankit Sinha (ankitbko)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Ankit Sinha (ankitbko)
Ankit Sinha (ankitbko) on 2013-07-07
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2013-11-03
no longer affects: hundredpapercuts
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) wrote :

Smooth scrolling was enabled by default by Firefox developers (upstream) – and I hate it.

Paul White (paulw2u) on 2019-02-07
affects: firefox-extensions → firefox
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
assignee: Ankit Sinha (ankitbko) → nobody
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