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Old 08-23-2008, 12:04 PM   #1
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cut/paste with mouse buttons


One thing I really like about linux is that you can highlight text somewhere on the screen with the left mouse button and then paste it somewhere else into a text field with a middle click of the mouse. Now with Ubuntu 8.04.1 this is no longer the default behavior. Any suggestions how I can get this capability back?

I am running Gnome and this is what is shown in my xorg.conf for the mouse:
Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Cutting and pasting works fine from edit menus and appropriate keystrokes but not with the mouse buttons.
 
Old 08-24-2008, 03:08 AM   #2
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Try the "Protocol" from 8.04 = "ImPS/2"
And may be "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Quote:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
(The Identifier should not be changed to the above)

Regards

Last edited by knudfl; 08-24-2008 at 07:11 AM.
 
Old 08-24-2008, 11:13 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by knudfl View Post
Try the "Protocol" from 8.04 = "ImPS/2"
And may be "Emulate3Buttons" "true"

(The Identifier should not be changed to the above)

Regards
The following change seemed to make it all work:

Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"

Thanks for the suggestion.
 
  


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