Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#10490 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Disable middlemouse.contentLoadURL by default

Reported by: beadcafe Owned by: mikeperry
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Consider setting the Tor Browser configuration item middlemouse.contentLoadURL to false by default. When its value is "true", pressing mouse's middle button when there is a URL in the clipboard, makes the browser open that URL.

In my experience this is a significant risk, and has bitten me at least once by making me load by mistake a user identifying page in my tor session. My intention was to open a link on the page in a new tab, but I failed to click the link area, so the middle button click instead opened a URL that happened to be in the clipboard. That URL pointed to a page that revealed my real identity. The inconvenience caused to the user by this configuration change seems minimal to me.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by arma

Looks like a duplicate of #10089?

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by beadcafe

Yes, this is a duplicate.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by beadcafe

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed
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