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Bug 294712 - www-client/epiphany-extensions-2.28.1: auto-scroller is broken and makes middle click be unable to open links in new tabs
Summary: www-client/epiphany-extensions-2.28.1: auto-scroller is broken and makes midd...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Blocks: gnome2.28
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Reported: 2009-11-26 13:15 UTC by Pacho Ramos
Modified: 2010-01-02 20:35 UTC (History)
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Description Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2009-11-26 13:15:45 UTC
I reported this some time ago to upstream:

I want to suggest you to disable auto-scroller extension until this regression is solved because it prevents user from being able to open links in new tab pressing middle click

Thanks a lot

Portage (default/linux/amd64/10.0/desktop, gcc-4.3.4, glibc-2.9_p20081201-r2, 2.6.31-gentoo-r6 x86_64)
System uname: Linux-2.6.31-gentoo-r6-x86_64-AMD_Athlon-tm-_64_Processor_3200+-with-gentoo-1.12.13
Timestamp of tree: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 18:30:23 +0000
ccache version 2.4 [enabled]
app-shells/bash:     4.0_p28
dev-java/java-config: 2.1.9-r1
dev-lang/python:     2.6.2-r1
dev-util/ccache:     2.4-r7
dev-util/cmake:      2.6.4
sys-apps/baselayout: 1.12.13
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.6-r2
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.63-r1
sys-devel/automake:  1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2, 1.10.2
sys-devel/binutils:  2.18-r3
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.4.1
sys-devel/libtool:   2.2.6a
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.27-r2
CFLAGS="-march=native -O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/3.5/env /usr/kde/3.5/share/config /usr/kde/3.5/shutdown /usr/share/config /var/lib/hsqldb"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/language.dat.d /etc/texmf/language.def.d /etc/texmf/updmap.d /etc/texmf/web2c /etc/udev/rules.d"
CXXFLAGS="-march=native -O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests autoaddcvs ccache cvs distlocks fixpackages multilib-strict news parallel-fetch protect-owned sandbox sfperms sign strict unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch"
LINGUAS="es es_ES en_US"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/portage/local/layman/sunrise /usr/portage/local/layman/suka /usr/local/portage"
USE="3dnow 3dnowext X a52 aac acl acpi alsa amd64 applet avahi bash-completion berkdb branding bzip2 cairo cddb cdinstall cdr cleartype cli consolekit cracklib crypt css cups daap dbus djvu dri dts dvd dvdr dvi eds emboss encode evo exif fam fat ffmpeg firefox flac fortran fuse gdbm gif glitz gnome gnome-keyring gpm gstreamer gtk hal iconv imagemagick java jpeg kdeenablefinal kdehiddenvisibility kpathsea latex libnotify lyx lzma mad mikmod mmx mmxext modules mono mp3 mp4 mpeg mudflap multilib musicbrainz nautilus ncurses network network-cron nls nptl nptlonly ntfs nvidia ogg opengl openmp pam pango pch pcre pdf perl png policykit ppds pppd python qt3support qt4 quicktime readline reflection reiserfs scanner sdl session spell spl sse sse2 ssl ssse3 startup-notification svg sysfs t1lib tcpd threads thunar tiff truetype unicode usb v4l2 vcd vorbis webkit x264 xattr xcb xinetd xml xmp xorg xpm xulrunner xv xvid zeroconf zlib" ALSA_CARDS="via82xx" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" ELIBC="glibc" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LINGUAS="es es_ES en_US" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia nv vesa" 

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2009-12-07 00:51:55 UTC
Well, that might be a separate bug, but since I installed ephy-2.28, I often get into a situation where the mouse starts to drag something and never releases it and I end up having to kill epiphany to release the lock. So I think there is more than the middle click problem in mouse management in ephy/webkit.
Comment 2 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2009-12-07 10:57:19 UTC
I also suffer that problem from time to time, but I think that it's a different problem, as I still see it even without auto-scroller
Comment 3 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2009-12-07 11:00:08 UTC
Maybe it's similar to
Comment 4 Romain Perier (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-01-02 14:48:23 UTC
have a look at .

Could you test this patch ?
Comment 5 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2010-01-02 15:02:51 UTC
Yes, it fixes the problem :-D

Thanks a lot!
Comment 6 Romain Perier (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-01-02 20:35:19 UTC
+*epiphany-extensions-2.28.1-r1 (02 Jan 2010)
+  02 Jan 2010; Romain Perier <>
+  +epiphany-extensions-2.28.1-r1.ebuild,
+  +files/epiphany-extensions-2.28.1-auto-scroller-broken.patch:
+  Fix auto-scroller broken with middle click, per bug #294712. Patch
+  imported from upstream bug #589560.

Fixed in the main tree with a revbump, thanks for reporting :)