Windows 10: Taskbar middle-click not working for Firefox

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  1. razam Win User

    Taskbar middle-click not working for Firefox


    Hello everyone,

    I upgraded to Windows 10 a little while ago, and while it has mostly been smooth sailing I have encountered a small glitch.

    Middle-clicking on things in the taskbar normally opens a new instance on the corresponding application. This feature works perfectly for everything but Firefox.

    I am not sure if it is a setting within Firefox or Windows that is blocking this behavior, or if it is a bug. I would appreciate any advice/help that you can give me. Thank you!

    Regards,
    Mark

    PS: I have discovered two workarounds.
    1) Open a new Firefox window using the shortcut in the Start Screen.
    2) Drag a tab away to create a new window.

    Sorry if this has been solved elsewhere...

    :)
     
    razam, Sep 11, 2015
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  2. Taskbar middle click doesn't work

    Hello,

    1. This is a standard local account.

    2. Yes I did.

    Method 1

    System Maintenance says "No changes or updates were necessary".

    Method 2

    I ran both, SFC and DISM, both of which reported errors, but neither of them was able to fix anything.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow

    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

    Beginning verification phase of system scan.

    Verification 100% complete.

    Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some

    of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For

    example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not

    supported in offline servicing scenarios.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

    Version: 10.0.10586.0

    Image Version: 10.0.10586.0

    [==========================100.0%==========================]

    The component store is repairable.

    The operation completed successfully.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:ESD:E:\Sources\Install.esd:1 /LimitAccess

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

    Version: 10.0.10586.0

    Image Version: 10.0.10586.0

    [==========================100.0%==========================]

    Error: 0x800f081f

    The source files could not be found.

    Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see Configure a Windows Repair Source.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log

    Even though I mount ISO file it still cannot find sources.

    I might have jumped the gun by posting here. While running these commands I noticed middle click does work for some programs (Explorer, Visual Studio), and doesn't for others (MPC-HC player). Could this be program's fault, not Windows'?
    Although it's still weird how it works only for pinned MPC-HC player, while for Explorer it works in either case.

    Thank you in advance.
     
    Zaoshi Kaba, Sep 11, 2015
    #2
  3. Taskbar middle click doesn't work

    Hello,

    I used to use middle click in the taskbar to close application instances and open new instances, however after resetting Windows 10 (might have happened after 10586 update but I am unable to test that now) this feature partially stopped working. To be exact,
    I can open new instances only for pinned applications, but it does not work for non-pinned applications. Is there a way to change / fix this behavior?

    Thank you in advance.
     
    Zaoshi Kaba, Sep 11, 2015
    #3
  4. dalchina New Member

    Taskbar middle-click not working for Firefox

    Hi, can confirm middle click works as you describe for Pale Moon (Firefox derivative- same add-ons etc).
     
    dalchina, Sep 12, 2015
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  5. razam Win User
    Thank you dalchina for your response. Is there really no one on this forum who can offer intelligent input?

    Is this thread in the wrong place?
    Do you not understand the issue at hand?
    Is there a work around?
    Should I uninstall and reinstall?
    And many other questions that could be asked for an issue like this...

    Seriously...no one on this forum has anything to say?
     
    razam, Oct 19, 2015
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  6. dalchina New Member
    Hello, sorry you still have the problem. This is a general Windows 10 forum- you might be better off asking in the Firefox forum. Noted you've posted this question in numerous places, suggesting it is not a common issue.

    Please try typing 'about:config' in the address bar
    Then check these settings:

    Taskbar middle-click not working for Firefox [​IMG]

    Otherwise, you might want to try a clean boot, for example, to make sure sthg else isn't using middle click as a default.
     
    dalchina, Apr 5, 2018
    #6
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