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Old 01-20-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
jraclarke
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Middle mouse paste not working in Fedora 16 Gnome


Hi Everybody,

I'm having a problem in trying to get the middle mouse "paste" function working. I'm on Gnome 3 in Fedora 16, using a synaptics touchpad on the laptop.

I've had a scan through the forums, but not a lot to help this really. So far I've tried:

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gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.mouse middle-button-enabled true
In /usr/share/X11/ I found a file 50-synaptics.conf, which contains:

Quote:
Section "InputClass"
Identifier "touchpad catchall"
Driver "synaptics"
MatchIsTouchpad "on"
MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
Option "TapButton2" "2"
EndSection


# Quirks for special touchpads

# Some devices have the buttons as part of the lower edge of the
# touchpad. Pressing a button moves the cursor, causing cursor jumps and
# erroneous clicks.
# Use the synaptics area property to work around this, udev labels these
# devices for us as touchpad_button_overlap.
# Affected: Dell Mini
Section "InputClass"
Identifier "touchpad button overlap"
MatchIsTouchpad "on"
MatchTag "touchpad_button_overlap"
Option "AreaBottomEdge" "4000"
EndSection
I also added - Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"

But still no luck. there is also nothing in the mouse settings. Anyone have any ideas?

Cheers,

James
 
Old 01-20-2012, 10:26 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by jraclarke View Post
Hi Everybody,

I'm having a problem in trying to get the middle mouse "paste" function working. I'm on Gnome 3 in Fedora 16, using a synaptics touchpad on the laptop.
Unfortunately I don't have any help for you here, because my KDE does the same thing.

It looks like someone may have messed with (or corrected?) the timers used for this stuff somehow. (Smaller time slices... who knows.)

Whether the timers are fixed or broken (if they are changed at all), this messes up our middle button emulation.

Thanks for this post.

.
 
Old 01-27-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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Anyone got any idea?
 
Old 02-16-2012, 06:54 AM   #4
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For anyone that this might be of use to. I solved the problem of the two-finger tap but by accident today I found that you can three-finger tap to paste!!!

I have no idea why this is so in F16, but I'm just happy this function still exists!
 
  


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