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Old 10-08-2006, 01:21 PM   #1
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Disable copy-paste on middle mouse button


im sure this is a simple fix. it is driving me crazy. i hold down the middle mouse button to scroll but then when i let off it of course its pastes what ever is on the clipboard into the url box and then it trys to load the "website"
 
Old 10-08-2006, 01:50 PM   #2
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You kidding me? The middle button paste is the most useful thing I have ever seen. Drives me freaking bonkers when I try doing it on a Windows box and it doesn't work. I suggest going to your local computer store and dropping 10-20 bucks on a mouse with a scroll wheel. Then you can scroll and paste.

As for your question, I am not sure, and I suppose it would depend on which DE you are using. I suppose you could set your mouse as a regular two button mouse but that would presumably kill scrolling to...

In any event, get back to us with which DE you are using and maybe someone can give you a better answer.
 
Old 10-08-2006, 02:44 PM   #3
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You kidding me? The middle button paste is the most useful thing I have ever seen. Drives me freaking bonkers when I try doing it on a Windows box and it doesn't work. I suggest going to your local computer store and dropping 10-20 bucks on a mouse with a scroll wheel. Then you can scroll and paste.

As for your question, I am not sure, and I suppose it would depend on which DE you are using. I suppose you could set your mouse as a regular two button mouse but that would presumably kill scrolling to...

In any event, get back to us with which DE you are using and maybe someone can give you a better answer.

oh i forgot, im using kubuntu. my mouse has the scroll wheel. depending on my mood i guess i use either the scroll wheel or the middle button, yea i dont get it either. although i do find the pasting convenient i just cant get out of the habit of using the same button to scroll
 
Old 10-08-2006, 06:10 PM   #4
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Are you talking about Firefox, or KDE in general?
 
Old 10-08-2006, 09:22 PM   #5
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Are you talking about Firefox, or KDE in general?
im talking about when i press the middle button in firefox or konquor it will paste what ever is on the clipboard into the url bar and then try to load it as if the text it just pasted was a website
 
Old 10-08-2006, 09:37 PM   #6
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if you're competent to do this without completely screwing up Firefox, the answer is to enter "about:config" in the url window, and tweak whatever settings you like. The settings your question addresses start with "middlemouse..."
 
Old 10-09-2006, 08:40 PM   #7
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if you're competent to do this without completely screwing up Firefox, the answer is to enter "about:config" in the url window, and tweak whatever settings you like. The settings your question addresses start with "middlemouse..."


oh really? i will look into that. thanks!
 
  


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