Firefox horizontal scrolling fix
Posted Fri, 14 Apr 2006
Firefox, by default, seems to be very braindead about horizontal scrolling. It goes back/foreward by default. I want it to scroll. To do this, you need to make two changes to your configuration. Go to 'about:config' in your URL bar in Firefox. If you've never done this before, literally type 'about:config' in the URL bar and hit enter. This will bring up a list of user settings. In the search bar, type 'mouse' and change the following values:
mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action - Set this to '1' mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.numlines - Set this to '1'The action defaults to 2, which means go forward/back. Annoying. The numlines defaults to -1, which scrolls left when you use the mouse to attempt scrolling right. Setting it to 1 will make it scroll left when you scroll left, as it should. Voila! Horizontal scrolling should now work properly.