Firefox Middle Mouse Button Scroll

How can I get the middle mouse button to behave correctly in Ubuntu? Clicking the middle button does not show the arrow which allows me to scroll the page by moving the mouse.


  1. Firefox 3.6.8
  2. Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

Edit ➜ Preferences ➜ Advanced ➜ Check ‘Use autoscrolling’

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Solution 2

Edit 2022-01-28: this answer is verified with Firefox 96.0b3

Edit 2020-11-23: this answer is verified with Firefox 62.0.3

Edit 2018-03-14: this answer is verified with Firefox 58.02

Just to precise, since version 57 of Firefox the path is the following: Menu ➜ Preferences ➜ General, then all the way down in the Browsing section check the box Use auto scrolling.
You can also just type auto in the search field once you’re in the Preferences window.

See this screenshot:

Firefox Middle Mouse Button Scroll

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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