How to Hide the Autoscroll Icon When Pressing the Middle Mouse Button. (Firefox)

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Jascha Luca
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If you are a Firefox user who has always wanted to get rid of the annoying little auto-scroll icon that appears when you press the middle mouse button. This article will guide you through the process of doing just that. A quick and easy way to tidy your Firefox browsing experience. 

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Of all the Internet browsers on the market, Mozilla Firefox is by far the most customisable and privacy-conscious. It’s also one of the most actively developed and is constantly getting new features and abilities. With a constant focus on what users want and need Firefox has finally started clawing back some of the ground, it has lost over the years to Google Chrome. 

As we mentioned above, one of the best features of Firefox is its ability to be changed and customised, which means we can remove or change a lot of features that don’t work in our favour. Which brings us to the topic of this article, how to remove the auto-scroll icon when middle-clicking with your mouse. Although the process may look a little complicated, it couldn’t be easier, so let’s get straight into it.

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How Do You Remove the Auto-Scroll Icon From Middle-Click?

To begin, open Firefox into the main window, then click Settings > Help > Troubleshooting Information. This will bring up a new screen with a ton of different options listed. Here click Open Folder next to Profile Folder, then double click on the chrome folder in the File Explorer window that appears. 

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Inside this folder, you will see a file called userChrome.css. Double-click on this file and it will bring up a notepad file. Copy and paste the following text into the document (below any other text if your document isn’t blank). Once you’ve done this, save the file. 

.autoscroller {

  background-image: none !important;

}

With the first change out of the way, type about:config into the address bar of Firefox, then use the search bar to search toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets. When you find it make sure set to True (on) if it is appearing as Falseit is disabled. After making this final change, Restart Firefox and you’ll be able to use the middle mouse click auto-scroll feature without seeing the annoying scroll icon. 

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On a Side Note…

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"The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned and Windows does not recognise it”

“There might be a problem with some files on this device or disc. This can happen if you remove the device or disc before all files have been written to it. “Scan and Fix (Recommended) or “Continue without scanning” 

Make sure you check out the following article which will guide you through the process for disabling USB notifications on Windows 10.

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