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How to scroll open tabs with middle mouse?

  • Always thought it was a default feature with Opera, but i guess it no longer is...
    Searching through these forum pages, there appears to be no decent or functional extension.
    Even CRXMouse one requires you give it permission to view all pages visited in order to access their advanced features. What?!!!
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/crxmouse-chrome-gestures/jlgkpaicikihijadgifklkbpdajbkhjo/related
    Besides, i don't see that scrolling feature in it.

  • You mean scroll the tab bar, or you mean autoscroll?

    Autoscroll (called panning in old Opera) should just work - middle-click somewhere (not over a link) and then move the mouse. Mind you, in Linux middle-click is also used for pasting highlighted text, so you also may need to make sure you aren't over a text input. Old Opera (12 and previous) had a setting to select between those two, but I don't believe there is such a setting in versions since.

  • In order to auto scroll with middle click on opera (and on all chromium based browsers) under linux, you must have an autoscroll extension installed.

    I have been using this one for like ~8 years and I am happy with it so far
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/autoscroll/occjjkgifpmdgodlplnacmkejpdionan

    The reason is simple. Knowing that middle click can also paste clipboard contents, chromium (= the browser's engine) uses it for that purpose only, disabling autoscroll. And this has been the case since the very first release of chrome in linux, back in 2009.