[Chugalug] Gnome planning to remove middle click copy-paste

DaWorm daworm at gmail.com
Wed Aug 28 14:08:07 UTC 2013


So, what does middle click even do?  I've never used it (I was weened on
two button mice, the middle is just a scroll wheel to me).

Jeff.


On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 7:36 AM, Randy Yates <lpcustom at gmail.com> wrote:

> It looks like a default setting change. If I can enable it when I want it,
> I don't care what the default is. What I really missed the last time I used
> Gnome was desktop icons. WTF made them remove that feature?
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 7:09 AM, William Wade <willm.wade at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> I wonder how much of this is driven by the current laptop touchpad
>> makers. It is really hard to get a middle click emulation working well on
>> those, so the usefulness is decreased. I would also guess that some see it
>> as a possible security issue. Any text you highlight is saved for some
>> period of time. Perhaps these two items factor into their choice?
>>
>> That being said, I love my middle clicking!
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-settings-daemon/commit/?id=e204eddcdbfb9f8d722355fab1643330c7d10c25
>>>
>>> I have no idea what the idiots are doing running the Gnome project, and
>>> I could not imagine the reasoning behind removing middle click copy and
>>> paste.
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