is anybody else having this annoying issue with Firefox? when I right-click the little window that pops-up clashes with the mouse, making it difficult to choose what to select.

  • Yes. I have it too. Also with Tor browser which I think uses firefox under the hood. It is a pretty anoying issue. I had it after installing firefox on my new juno install. Which version of elementary are you running, @Vincenzo?
    – jmjr
    Commented Oct 28, 2018 at 13:12
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    i thinks your answer is here elementaryos.stackexchange.com/questions/17101/…
    – pole
    Commented Nov 18, 2018 at 0:59

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As user pole mentioned above, the answer can be found here: mouse right click double clicks?

In the Firefox address bar, type about:config.

Go to ui.context_menus.after_mouseup and set it to true.

Hat tip to user WebShaped.Biz for providing the answer.

  • While this "fixes" the issue of accidentally "clicking" whichever right click menu is under the mouse at the time that you release the right click, it still doesn't actually fix the issue of the cursor appearing right in the middle of the popup menu. The popup menus should open to the immediate bottom right of the mouse, like every other context menu in every other application. Something is wrong with Firefox on Elementary (or possibly on Linux in general). This doesn't happen in Windows with the same FF version, and coincidentally, this about:config option is set to false (the default) in Win
    – Andrew
    Commented Dec 21, 2018 at 2:35
  • I confirm this bug with Pantheon packages on openSUSE Leap 15.1 and Firefox 60 ESR. The about:config fix that @Paul mentions worked.
    – rahim123
    Commented Jul 27, 2019 at 16:54
  • Thanks Paul this worked for me too. @vincenzo_nardelli - how about you mark this answer to Paul for describing how to fix this? Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 15:33

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