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. ShadowChild says:

    I didnt know this about that middle click. This is a very usefull topic. Nice work.

  2. Alan Le says:

    Thanks. I had the exact same problem. Your tip was exactly what I needed.

  3. Stu says:

    Excellent, thanks a lot for this. Saved me a bunch of messing around.

  4. subbu says:

    Great. thanks for putting this useful tip.

  5. Sketchee says:

    THanks! At some point I had it set to act normally, but then it somehow got set back to the default. I had been going crazy messing around with firefox to turn it back!!!

  6. sweetdude says:

    Thanks for the tip! I bought a Logitech V270 which also has SetPoint software and the middle button behaviour really annoyed me. But after I found your website I was pleased again with the mouse.
    Thank you again!!!

  7. m1k3 says:

    Thank you it did it the trick beautifully.

  8. Nick says:

    Great! Was looking for that!! Really helpful! Thanks heaps

  9. Dan says:

    Ah, found this post through google and it was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a lot! By the way, with setpoint labeling the middle button as “autoscroll” you can doubleclick the middle button to do the same, but that was too much of a pain… Thanks!

  10. Matjaz says:

    Thanx! Just what I’ve been looking for!

  11. Shooshi says:

    you rock man I’ve been trying to figure out why it wouldn’t work XD

  12. jc says:

    thanks a lot. This has been bugging me for a long time.

  13. dogpound says:

    I have the same issue. I used this tip, but it didn’t work. It still opens a new link in a new window, not a new tab in the current window.

    Anyone have a solution! This is a real pain and highly inefficient.

    • Elliot Lee says:

      dogpound, have you tried uninstalling SetPoint? If that fixes it, it wouldn’t be a permanent way to go, but at least you can pin down SetPoint as the source of the problem.

  14. SoupyC says:

    Thank you very much! Exactly what I was looking for! Now, back to work =)

    Success In ’08

  15. elvman says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. k412m4 says:

    AWESOME TIP! Was tweaking this for an hour haha… Thanks!

  17. Damian says:

    Thanks alot, i have been using the Dell travel mouse that uses the same software for a few weeks now and wondering what to do.

  18. Amit says:

    Thanks for telling this…I wasn’t knoeing this and have been searching abt it for quite sometime.

  19. richy says:

    many thanks, this was driving me nuts! coulnt figure out why my middle mouse was rebelling!

  20. BrightRed says:

    Ahhh thank you! 2 weeks stuck without middle click was horrible.

  21. gonzo says:

    Hallelujah!!!!!!!! Installed the software and was getting irate at the fact that it hijacked normal middle-click functions. Very useful tip which didn’t seem to be available on Logitech’s site.

    Can finally surf as normal! Thank you :)

  22. Ross says:

    More thanks here too! Ditto to everything gonzo said!

  23. Paul says:

    Hey turns out exactly the same is true for a lot of the newer Dell mice too. For a short while I thought Firefox 2.0.x had disabled this feature!

    Why would a hardware manufacturer try to do that? So cheeky and irritating.


  24. Ben says:

    Thanks for the tip man… really helpful…

  25. Daiver says:

    Thanks! Worked like a charm.

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