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Hello, I have a question regarding the scroll button on my mouse.
The scroll button works great, for going up and down, but in windows, i can click the middle rolly thing, and then move the mouse up and down, and it will scroll that way. however, when i click it in linux, it does a google search of the word i clicked on or something else seemingly random. How do i reconfigure this?
Windows uses a two-button mouse; left button for select, right for context menu. Support for the middle button was bolted-on, and most mouse drivers reimplement the middle button to do something more useful than the no-op it usually did.
In Linux, the left button is traditionally used for select-and-copy, the middle button for paste, and the right button for a context menu. This isn't usually messed around with, although various web applications tend to use the middle button for other things (eg. I have Firefox open hyperlinks in a new tab).
If you want to change this behaviour, look at utilities like xmodmap, and the Buttons setting in the XF86Config file.