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Is there any way to prevent the mouse wheel button from opening links in a new tab using Chrome? I hold it down to scroll and if I release it while the pointer is over a link it always opens it in a new tab.

Unbelievably annoying and I don't remember ever having this problem before. I've looked around the options but no luck.
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it seems like its actually a feature to open a link in a new tab instead of navigating away from the page you are on.

i have accidentally opened extra tabs too, but it doesn't seem to happen often, i cant find an option to disable it tho
    
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https://code.google.com/p/chromium/i...etail?id=56150

It's a bug that was reintroduced by fixing something else. You can middle click to open a link in a new tab, but it shouldn't if you press elsewhere, and then release on a link. It was an earlier bug that was fixed, but like I said, was reintroduced. Star the bug to move it up in priority. For now, I'd just suggest pressing it once to activate, then press it again when you want to deactivate.
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