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[Bug 1511496] Re: Synaptics touchpad pastes when clicked in the top-right corner


Ethan Trewhitt, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu

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** Changed in: xorg (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Low

** Changed in: xorg (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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  Synaptics touchpad pastes when clicked in the top-right corner

Status in xorg package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  When I tap the Synaptics touchpad of my laptop, the contents of the
  clipboard are pasted. It's exactly as if I typed "Ctrl-V" in the
  current window. I see no way in the touchpad settings to disable this
  behavior, so it seems like a bug.

  Action taken: tap the touchpad in the top right of the touchpad
  Expected result: the mouse is clicked at the current location
  Erroneous result: the clipboard is pasted into the current application

  This is a brand new Dell Latitude E7450 running Xubuntu Trusty
  (Description: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, Release: 14.04).

  Here is the output of apt-cache:

    Installed: 1.7.4-0ubuntu1
    Candidate: 1.7.4-0ubuntu1
    Version table:
   *** 1.7.4-0ubuntu1 0
          500 http://mirror.us.leaseweb.net/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  Note that this seems to be the exact same bug as was reported in
  #1264713, but that bug is permanently closed and I was asked to create
  a new issue.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: xorg 1:7.7+1ubuntu8.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-31.36~14.04.1-generic 3.19.8-ckt7
  Uname: Linux 3.19.0-31-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.18
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Thu Oct 29 14:32:22 2015
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-10-16 (13 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140723)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: xorg
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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