SetPoint Middle-Click to Open Link in New Tab

This function is the default for a middle click in Mozilla Firefox, but with the software included with the Logitech MX1000 rechargeable wireless laser mouse, Logitech’s SetPoint Settings, the middle click is reassigned to do zoom. This is not effective for the kind of work I do. So I set about finding a way to change it. Turns out that you need to choose “Other” as the function, click the “Set Function” button, and then choose “Generic Button”. That did the trick. Awesome — thanks, Logitech! Good software.

49 Responses to “SetPoint Middle-Click to Open Link in New Tab”

  1. guido says:

    OMG …said the full grown man, because he was so happy to have read this.

  2. eastbruce says:

    I had spent hours in the Mozilla forums searching for a fix. Your solution makes my surfing pleasant again!

  3. Dean Kennedy says:

    Thanks — this helped. I have a Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse — my middle click stopped opening links in a new tab and was working as a Back button (quite an annoying difference!).

    Reading your post, I assigned “Generic Button” and clicked Apply — didn’t help, but then I assigned “Other” Middle Click again (as it was) — and hit Apply — and it returned to functioning normally!

    Thanks — I was thinking it was caused by a Firefox Add On or a setting in Firefox about:config — but it was the Logitech setting that I freshly re-applied that got it working again … without your post, I wouldn’t have thought to do that!

  4. Helmet says:

    thanks! good job

  5. tori says:

    Thank You, it did the trick!

  6. Juan says:

    I like it!!!


  7. Paige says:

    OMFG……said the full grown WOman, because she was soooooo happy to have read this. Thank you for your post Elliot.

    ps. “intelliot” is brilliant

  8. Varun says:

    Thank you :)

  9. Pavan says:

    This worked for me…. thanks :)

  10. slay says:

    damn, Logitech just gets worse every day because of these simple stupid things. thanx men, helped a lot in searching

  11. LogitechSucks says:

    Wow…I almost took the mouse back…..thanks dude!

  12. Abcdqfr says:

    Wow! Thank you!!!
    Lol, that has to be a new record for me for fastest (yet stupidest) fix!

  13. Wagner Danda says:

    Thanks! It worked perfectly! :)

  14. vercatosso says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH. *sends undying love*

  15. Dratel says:


  16. garry says:

    Came here to say this: Thank you so much. Stopped randomly working and you fixed it for me. Thank you!

  17. Gerald says:

    NICE!!!! You can’t imagine how glad I am to have read this!

  18. hacksacken says:

    THANK YOU!!!!

  19. Jon says:

    I can’t resolve it because in my setpoint there isn’t “Generic Button” as option. Do you have any idea?

  20. Szil says:

    Thank you very much, solved the same issue in Chrome.

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