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Old 03-27-2008, 11:50 AM   #1
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KDE and mouse back button


I have a random question. I am running Kubuntu 7.10 i386 and I have a MS Laser Mouse with what was a magnify and a back button in XP. I just switched to dual booting and to Kubuntu and XP and I am very impressed...anyway, my back button on my mouse seems to go to random sites when I click it instinctively, wanting to go back. I thought it was just following random link on that page, but then I was on my school's CS dept page and pressed back and it took me to "" which I have never seen or heard of in my life. This CS page is very simple with links only to other pages in its own domain. Does anyone know what really happens, then, when the back button is clicked?
Old 03-27-2008, 12:03 PM   #2
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In X Windows, this isn't a "back" button (although, you could probably change a setting somewhere to make it work that way). It is the "paste" button, and it pastes whatever you last highlighted into the underlying window (in this case your browser). Although you can use ctrl-c and ctrl-v to cut and paste, you can do the same thing more easily by highlighting it with your mouse (it is automatically copied to the clipboard) and then hitting the button you are hitting to paste it. I'm guessing it took you to "" because the last thing you highlighted was "her" or had "her" in it.



p.s. An example, highlight the word "google" without the quotes and hit that button.

Last edited by forrestt; 03-27-2008 at 12:04 PM. Reason: added example
Old 03-27-2008, 12:08 PM   #3
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Oh! Ok, well, thanks for that great explanation! I guess I don't really realize it, but as I'm reading sites, I highlight random things out of boredom. That's probably how I did it. That's a neat feature, though. Now that I know how it works, I think I'll enjoy getting used to it.


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