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

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Wed Aug 28 21:34:23 UTC 2013


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On 8/28/2013 10:23 AM, DaWorm wrote:
> This just a Gnome thing?  Since 90% of my computing time is at
> work where I'm stuck using Windows, I tend to stick to mousing
> things that are common: left and right click pretty much do the
> same-ish things everywhere (-where- you right click may be
> different, but you almost always get a menu if you get anything).
> Middle click in Windows 7 brings up some sort of "scroll"
> indicator, and moving the mouse scrolls you up or down or left or
> right (if that is available).  Most of my machines at home are
> running Xubuntu, I'll see what it is XFCE does when I get home (if
> I can, these are all laptops with no middle button).
> 
> Learn something new every day.
> 

I'm guessing it's a carry-over from previous settings.  I remember
middle-button CnP under X with different window managers (I'm not
really big on the whole Desktop Environment, I spend all my time at a
CLI anyway), so it's not just a Gnome thing.

There is also an emulation mode, where you click left+right at the
same time, which is supposed to send the same stroke as the middle
button.  May or may not be enabled and/or working on your particular
distribution running your particular desktop environment....

Regards,

dtb
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