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You can get around this by turning on the "autoscroll" feature, since that's activated by a middle-click. I've often wondered just who exactly Mozilla thought the "paste in window goes to URL" feature was for; feels like the sort of thing that gets left in because its fanbase includes one of the developers.



It's a Unix thing, and AFAIK, only exists in the Linux version of Firefox. By the way, you don't have to disable the autoscroll feature to disable this; just go to about:config and toggle middlemouse.contentLoadURL to false.

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I use it, like it, and miss this in Chrome. Rather than aiming for the address line, I can just drop a link anywhere on the page.

Perhaps it's a Linux thing. When I'm on Macs I also have trouble remembering that I have to explicitly 'Copy' things before I can paste them.

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