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This preference determines how to handle middle clicks in the content area. It was split off from middlemouse.paste, which now handles middle clicks in text fields only.

Possible values and their effects


Load the contents of the clipboard as a URL. (Default for Linux/Unix.)


Handle middle-clicks normally. (Default for all but Linux/Unix.)

First checked in

2001-01-10 by Akkana Peck.

Has an effect in

  • Netscape (all versions since 6.1)
  • Mozilla Suite (all versions since 0.7)
  • Mozilla Phoenix (all versions)
  • Mozilla Firebird (all versions)
  • Mozilla Firefox (all versions)
  • SeaMonkey (all versions)

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