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xclipboard resolves Aqua-X11 copy/paste barrier
Authored by: m5comp on Oct 04, '04 01:36:01PM

Some mouse drivers (Microsoft) allow you to disable their special features in certain applications; I have mine set to be disabled in X11.app, and middle-clicking works fine there (I do wish I could program button 4 or 5 to be the middle-click button instead--sometimes it's not easy to push down on a scroll wheel without it turning.)



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xclipboard resolves Aqua-X11 copy/paste barrier
Authored by: kps on Oct 04, '04 02:33:39PM
xmodmap(1) is your friend: for instance,
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 4 3 2 5"
will interchange the functions of the second and fourth buttons.

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xclipboard resolves Aqua-X11 copy/paste barrier
Authored by: m5comp on Oct 05, '04 01:26:37PM
The
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 4 3 2 5"
command didn't work; after I executed that command in xterm, no button produced a middle-click. :-(

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xclipboard resolves Aqua-X11 copy/paste barrier
Authored by: m5comp on Oct 05, '04 01:39:05PM

After I restarted X11 and began playing around with the mouse buttons, I discovered that button 4 and button 5 send a middle-click by default, without using xmodmap. I wish I'd known that sooner. :-\



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xclipboard resolves Aqua-X11 copy/paste barrier
Authored by: kps on Oct 05, '04 10:27:06PM

Strange. I've just tried it again with a Microsoft mouse and it did work as I said; however, I have never installed any third-party mouse software, MS or otherwise. BTW, although I would still prefer a proper middle button, I've found that some mice I've tried (Logitech and Belkin, specifically) have wheels that are stiffer and less prone to unintentional rotation than the MS mice.



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xclipboard resolves Aqua-X11 copy/paste barrier
Authored by: gdelfino on Oct 04, '04 04:59:40PM
The Kensington MouseWorks software lets you set any of your mouse buttons to "left-click", "right-click", "middle-click", "button4-click" or "button5-click". So it works great with X11!

On the other hand, if you buy a Logitech mouse, don't install the software as it is very limited.

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xclipboard resolves Aqua-X11 copy/paste barrier
Authored by: n8gray on Oct 05, '04 02:35:24AM

Thanks for this tip! I have an MS mouse but I uninstalled the software when I found out I couldn't assign the middle-click button to, *gasp*, middle-click. I'm a heavy X11 user and I thought this was the kiss of death, but now I'll take another look.



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