Simple, Works Well, & It's FREE!! – (IF YOU USE LOGITECH SETPOINT FOR A CORDLESS MOUSE – READ THIS BEFORE GIVING UP OR COMPLAINING!) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Initially, regardless of what I set the "Middle Click" and "Shift-Middle Click" options to, it would always display the magnifying glass with the + in the lens to "Zoom In" and "Zoom Out". After reading the Add-On information I checked to see if I had "Autoscrolling" on, but that was not the case. So, I figured it probably had something to do with Logitech SetPoint (I use a wireless mouse and keyboard). So, I did the following:
1.) Opened SetPoint (currently using v6.61.15)
2.) Clicked on the "My Mouse" tab at the top
3.) Clicked on the first sub-tab on the left ("Button Settings")
4.) Under "Select Button", I selected the middle button
5.) Under "Select Task", I clicked "Other", and then "Select Function" (the default was "Zoom")
6.) First, I tried "Do Nothing" to see if that would allow this Add-On to work, but that caused it to also "Do Nothing" in Firefox
7.) Then, I tried "Unassigned", but still nothing in Firefox
8.) Finally, I tried "Generic Button" and that allowed this Firefox Add-On to work exactly as intended

Good app ...sort of Rated 2 out of 5 stars

The range of assignable click functions is somewhat limited. Aside from that, the "Secondary Action" [shift + middle button] didn't work for me on most of the click assignments.

The basic idea behind this app is very good. I look forward to issues with the buggy "Secondary Action" being worked-out, as well as an expansion of functions that may be assigned to middle button clicks.

The DataRat

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.3). 

Hi DataRat and thanks for the review

I'm sorry to hear about issues with "secondary action", I've never had any issues with shift+mmb and none have been reported till now. Would you be so kind to let me know what OS and Firefox version are you using, so I can try to replicate. If you disable all addons except "enhanced middle click" does the issue still exist?

Enhanced Middle Click is very specific in its use, it's meant to give a simple middle click shortcut to the function you use the most. I use just one function, so I spend my free time with implementing new ones when need for them arises and quite a few have been suggested by users (bookmarks, search selection, tabs), so what kind of function(s) do you miss and need?

Regards
Senicar

Thank you Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you very much

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.3).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Неплохая идея, но нужно доработать Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Попробовал и снес сразу. Хорошая идея, но плохая реализация: при клике средней кнопкой, меню заменяет автоскролирование. Решение очень простое - меню должно появляться после долгого нажатия.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.2). 

Hi, thanks for the review

I'm afraid "long-press" would not solve the problem, because "long-press" is also a feature of auto-scrolling. That is why it's recommended in the "Enhanced middle click" description to disable auto-scrolling, until a stable solution is found.

ps: review translated with google translator, so I apologize if anything was misinterpreted.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great, i use now my third mouse button for navigate with panorama panel from Firefox and this change a lot your way of thinking about your opened tabs! Try it!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.2). 

Finally, a practical use for the middle button Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been waiting for something like this - a FireFox addon that would do something [more] useful with my middle button. Thank you!!

I'd love to see more assignable options - and it'd be freakin' awesome if you could integrate "Search for the word I'm hovering over" as a middle-click option, which currently in FireFox is a cumbersome (1) highlight the word/sentence, (2) right-click, (3), select "search" from list of actions in the context menu.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1). 

Hi

I liked you suggestion so if you feel adventerous you can test action in the beta version ( https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/231953/enhanced_middle_click-0.4.3-beta1-fx.xpi?src=dp-btn-devchannel )

Searching for a word that is under cursor is more error prone than with selection and would need a lot of validating. I've made a simple action where you can select (or double click) a word/sentence or hover over a word and middle click to search. But as I said just hovering over a word might trigger when your not strickly over a word, therefore I'm not sure if I could make it stable enough for the next version. Still double+middle click is still a good and fast action to search a word.

Since this is beta things might be a bit broken since I haven't really tested it much on different platforms or firefox versions. Also this action won't work on words in textarea, input fields or other enhanced middle click restricted elements.

Well I hope you'll find it at least a bit useful
Regards

Smart and reasonable approach Rated 5 out of 5 stars

You are right - there are several addons that use mouse gestures.
In addition, as I understand, the addons with mouse gestures usually are heavy - the gesture identification requires some heavy things.
But thinking on your answer some idea entered my head and I want to share it with you.
Let imagine that the entire screen is greeded by 4x4 greed.
It is easy to detect on which of 16 rectangles resides cursor when middle click is released and it is easy to reach each of these 16 rectangles by user even in case when there is no visible grid.
Such thing gives us 16 alternatives.
And if it is possible to show the grid itself on middle button press and detect a cursor on middle button release - the grid can be bigger, for example 9x6 or even more.
If user can customize each rectangle (let say - 10-20 basic functions and the rest - choosen bookmarks) - it will be great, especially if together with grid user will be able to read the operations in each rectangle (it is impossible to remember few dozens of operations).
Of course, it would be another addon. I convey only an idea.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.0).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

OK Rated 5 out of 5 stars

easy!
comfortable!
genial!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1). 

Just what I have been looking for (updated review) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is great. Exactly what I've been looking for, for a very long time. Great idea to not only modify middle-click but to add a modifier key (shift) to give us one more option. Nice job.

I had originally thought this addon caused tab groups button not to work. The developer quickly contacted me (reply below) and we found out it was a conflict with the LastTab extension. I don't use that extension anymore (for easier to navigate with Enhanced Middle Click) so I uninstalled LastTab. Everything works perfectly now.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1). 

Thanks for the review

The thing is that the "tab groups" button works in my firefox v15.0.1. Could you tell me what firefox version, OS and addons are you using? So I could try to reproduce the problem and fix it. You can also contact me via email in my profile.

Regards

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic addon! Really useful, it makes the middle mouse button even more awesome in Firefox ^^

By the way, you should warn users that they need to disable the "Use autoscrolling" option in "Tools -> Options -> Advanced" for this addon to work correctly. It took me a while to figure that out

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1). 

I use it often Rated 5 out of 5 stars

My sincere apology for the comments originally posted below, I now think my problem was with the Enter Selects extension. I've now taken that one back to version 6, and everything is fine again. Many thanks for the swift response to my original message though.

Very handy, but this latest version stops the "Enter Selects" extension working. I've reverted to an earlier version (0.2.4) of Enhanced Middle Click for the time being.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Hi, thanks for the review.

About the problem, would you be so kind to tell me more about it, what other addons do you have installed/enabled, so I could try to reproduce the problem (you can contact me via email in my profile).

Because I have both addons installed (enter selects 7 and enhanced middle click 0.3.1) and they work fine in firefox 13 on windows and linux.

Regards

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works as intended. You could add an x at the right side of the menu to close tabs so the tab bar can be hidden and not lose functionality.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good idea, "tabs list" middle button speed browsing, it is like the arrow "list all tabs", but without option "tab groups", i miss it and i use to close the tab that i left, i like something else to close the tab, for me only me the others options are less useful, I wish in tabs list, "close tab" and "tab groups"

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.4). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great idea to have immediate access to a history pop-up menu. But middle-click doesn't work well for me, I have a mac and I would like to use command-click (I guess that's control-click on a PC) . I wish you could specify which key/click combination you want.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.1). 

Make life easier when back button is too far away Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like this add-on. I like to request if you can make an option to integrate this into the right-click menu as and expansion menu of the "Back" item. Thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just what I was looking for. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I iwsh additional buttons were made standard aready, because now all think of 3 button mice and that results in this conflicting with all in one gestures, but I still prefer this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2). 

new and quite bold Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been trying to like mouse gestures to suit a quick browsing experience, but it just doesn't cut for me.
Thankfully this addon was created, and I like it very much! Middle clicking to show a tab's history helps alot since I always use full screen mode. On top of that, opening a link into a new tab allows you to browse all the history of the previous tab into the new one, which is quite the effort by the way.
I recommend this if you dislike using the keyboard and clicking the back/history button on top of the screen, this really helps a ton.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2).