Right mouse double-click = go to previous page?



  • Is there a way to disable this behavior in the browser? Sometimes I am reading, or worse, writing something and accidentally double-click the right mouse button, finding myself at the previous page. Very disconcerting when i am at a website in a learning program and this happens. I don't need that functionality at all in any browser. How can I turn that off without turning off any other right-click function?


  • Moderator

    @magusat999 Please pay attention. This does not happen due to double-clicking the RMB.

    Right-click does what it should do, it shows the context menu. At the top of the context menu is the command to go back.

    To select this item, you have to move the mouse cursor, so double-click RMB does not go back. Right-click, move cursor, right-click, will do what it's supposed to do.

    And, no, there is no way to disable this feature, nor should there be.



  • Sorry to necro this thread but it came up as the first result in a Google search I was conducting to figure out why my right click was messing with my Opera browser so much and so randomly.

    It turns out it was a feature called "Mouse Gestures" that was enabled by default. I'll assume the mod wasn't being condescending when he explained what a right click does and that Vivaldi did not have this feature at the time of your post. It does now.

    This might indicate a problem with the mouse you are using, or maybe you are clicking to hard causing the cursor to move a pixel or two while your finger is on the button.

    In case mouse gestures were actually a thing when you posted this, and for anyone else who may need it coming from google like me:

    Yes, there is a way to disable this feature, as there should be.

    1. Go to Settings / Preferences > Mouse.
    2. Uncheck the Allow Gestures box.

  • Moderator

    @snobby422 said in Right mouse double-click = go to previous page?:

    Sorry to necro this thread but it came up as the first result in a Google search I was conducting to figure out why my right click was messing with my Opera browser so much and so randomly.

    @snobby422 Which version of Opera browser are/were you using?

    Mouse gestures have been available from version 1.0 and this thread was started before I was a moderator.

    The OP said:

    accidentally double-click the right mouse button

    They said nothing about executing a mouse gesture, which requires click and drag of the RMB.

    A year ago the gesture sensitivity was set to 5 pixels. Now the default is 20 pixels and there's an option to adjust it, so there is no need to disable it. I still use 5 pixels.

    0_1533854804674_Mouse Gesture Sensitivity.png


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