Okay you smart, computery types, I need a little technical help.
Here's the set-up... I have a middle-aged iMac G5 running MacOS X Leopard (fully updated). I have an Apple Mighty Mouse (with the track nipple). And I recently updated to the latest version of Firefox.
Except now, my mouse functionality is somewhat fucked up. I can still move around the screen. The scrolling track nipple works correctly. No problems clicking (right, left, side buttons, etc.) But there's one highly annoying problem that's really starting to piss me off.
I used to be able to left-click, hold and drag to select a group of text on the browser screen, or left-click, hold and drag the scrolling bubble (you know, the one in the right-hand border of the window?) to scroll the web page.
But now, whenever I try to left-click, hold and drag anything, it just moves the entire browser window around on my screen.
I've looked through my Firefox preferences and mouse preferences to try to determine if I have somehow inadvertently screwed up a setting somewhere, but I can't find anything that looks like it would control this behavior.
So, WTF?! Has anyone else run into this? Is this a flaw in Firefox, or (more likely) pilot error on my part.
And if it is my fault, how in the heck to I fix it. Because, like I said, it's annoying the hell out of me.
tagged: Apple, iMac, Mighty Mouse, Firefox, bug, Leopard, MacOS, problem