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Old 10-09-2003, 03:06 PM   #1
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How to disable mouse middle-clicking in KDE/X11


Well, I hope someone can help.

I've a USB mouse with a scroll wheel. Unfortunately, the wheel also is the middle button of the mouse, and in X11 / KDE / Gnome a middle click pastes the content of the clipboard. Since the wheel has got dirty, a lot of times I've to apply pressure on it (and it's uncleanable... ), and so it happens I unwillingly click the button. Inside a Web browser, it means that I change the page I'm viewing almost everytime I scroll it.

Well, the question is: how can I disable the "middleclick/paste" association? It's going annoying, also because Mozilla uses the middle click to open a new tab.

Thank you a lot for any answer!
 
Old 10-09-2003, 06:35 PM   #2
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"how can I disable the "middleclick/paste" association?"

I am not certain but you might be able to tell X Window that the middle button does not exist. On SuSE I would run sax2 and see if I could configure the mouse as a two button mouse with scroll wheel.


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Old 10-09-2003, 08:12 PM   #3
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I don't know about X but I think for Mozilla, there is something you can do.

type
about:config
in the URL bar. It will give you a whole list of configurations. Scroll down to
middlemounse.something.something
I think it's something with loadURL. Just look. There aren't that many entries beginning with middlemouse. Double click on the entry. You'll get a pop up window where you can edit the value. Change it to false (assuming the current value is true). Restart mozilla and see if it worked.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 08:04 AM   #4
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I thought that "middlemouse.paste" to "false" should do the trick, but it doesn't work... any idea? Maybe it's Klipper, the problem? (dunno, just guessing)
 
Old 10-10-2003, 09:11 AM   #5
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wasn't there a middlemouse.loadurl? I'm using firebird now and in firebird, its loadurl.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 02:14 PM   #6
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tried with middlemouse.contentLoadURL, it works on firebird. still watching for some workaround also for konqueror, but it isn't essential...

thank you all !!
 
Old 10-10-2003, 02:43 PM   #7
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Couldn't you just set the mouse to be a "two button" and have "3 button emulation" ....That way you could still have 3 buttons by pressing both down and the middle button shouldn't do much.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 07:18 AM   #8
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will it keep my scroll wheel working? if this is the case, i'll do so.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 09:46 AM   #9
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"will it keep my scroll wheel working?"

I don't know. You are the guinea penguin in this case.


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