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[Bug 735665] Re: Impossible to disable middle-click paste without breaking the middle mouse button


** Changed in: gnome-settings-daemon
       Status: Won't Fix => Confirmed

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  Impossible to disable middle-click paste without breaking the middle
  mouse button

Status in gnome-settings-daemon:
Status in X.Org X server:
  Won't Fix
Status in gnome-settings-daemon package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I've found plenty of forum posts from other people complaining about
  this but I couldn't find an existing but report in Launchpad.

  It baffles me to find that there is no way to disable the middle-click
  screen buffer "paste" feature without breaking the middle-click button
  on the mouse altogether.  I'm sure there are lots of people who think
  it's nifty.  However, for me and others, it is just annoying.

  If I am scrolling in a text editor like Gedit and the middle-click
  button actually gets pressed, it often pastes a chunk of text in the
  middle of the document and I don't notice because I scroll right by.
  This leads to trouble later on.

  My searching indicates that a common solution to this problem is to
  re-map the middle-click button to something else (so that it behaves
  like either the left or right button, or just does nothing), using
  xinput or by editing Xorg.conf.  However, this breaks other
  applications that use the middle mouse button for other things
  (opening and closing tabs in Firefox, middle-click scroll).

  There should be a solution to this problem other than "map the middle-
  click button to something else" and "get a new mouse that doesn't
  accidentally click."  I don't care if it's setting an option in an
  obscure text file.

  To reproduce:

   - Open Gedit.
   - Type some text.
   - Select some text.
   - Middle-click somewhere in the document.
   - Selected text is copied to where you middle-clicked.
   - No (documented) way to disable this behavior without re-mapping the middle-mouse button, breaking other middle-click functionality.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
  Package: ubuntu-desktop 1.207
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-27.48-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.35-27-generic x86_64
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Tue Mar 15 15:00:42 2011
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: ubuntu-meta

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