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Has LJ disabled middle clicking to open links in new tabs somehow? [Oct. 20th, 2010|02:51 pm]
Edward O'Connor
I can't seem to middle click on any links on LJ anymore.
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[User Picture]From: neoteny
2010-10-20 10:11 pm (UTC)
I just middle-clicked the "Leave a comment" link, and it seems to work.

Links embedded in some of your other posts work fine too. Uh, broken mouse?
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[User Picture]From: hober
2010-10-20 10:30 pm (UTC)
Hmm. It works on other sites, just not LJ. I wonder if it's some kind of Chrome compatibility issue.
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[User Picture]From: neoteny
2010-10-20 11:38 pm (UTC)
Works for me on Firefox 3.6.3 and Chrome 7.0.517.41 (just updated).

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[User Picture]From: hober
2010-11-05 11:45 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: fjarlq
2011-01-01 10:25 pm (UTC)

broken middle-click is bugging me too

Thanks for filing this bug.

I see you got an answer.

But I don't know web programming well enough to immediately tell if dr_onMouseupEvent is intentionally breaking middle-click, or if it's attempting to do something else (like collecting click data on users for marketing purposes) and along the way mistakenly breaking middle-click.

I kinda want to give LJ the benefit of the doubt, because why would they want to intentionally break it?

And if it is a mistake, is it Chrome's or LJ's?

Hoping someone else will chime in here.
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[User Picture]From: candid
2011-02-11 07:03 pm (UTC)
This just started happening for me (in Chrome) a couple of days ago, and I googled it and this was the top result. Small world!
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[User Picture]From: volantwish
2011-02-13 11:13 pm (UTC)
Ditto here. It's making me crazy.
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[User Picture]From: nancy_says
2011-02-24 03:48 am (UTC)
I googled and found this same thread. I created an exception in Chrome to block javascript on livejournal and that seems to have worked. Options --> Content Settings --> Javascript --> Exceptions --> Add --> "livejournal.com"
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