How do I disable middle mouse button click paste?

May 3, 2010

I just upgraded to 10.04 (and a new machine) from 8.04 and I can't seem to find a way to have the middle button on my mouse act as a double click like I had it on my old machine. I tried putting the input stanza from my old xorg.conf but then X would not come up. The new tab thing it does in Nautilus is driving me nuts. I see the xorg.conf isn't really used anymore, and there is something about making rules in udev but I can't seem to find the exact wording that I need to make that one rule. I would also like to disable the CAPS LOCK key if anyone knows how to do that without xorg.conf. Maybe someone can point me to a udev tutorial?

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You could try changing one (or both) of these hidden settings:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste wheel and pause while the list is filtered

(3A) Double-click the mousewheel.default.delta_multiplier_y preference and type in a higher value to make each movement of the wheel cover more ground. For example, you could try 300 or 500. You can keep this tab open and experiment with scrolling in a different tab until you find a value that gives you the speed you're looking for.

(3B) Double-click the mousewheel.system_scroll_override_on_root_content.vertical.factor preference and type in a higher value. For example, try changing 200 to 500. You can keep this tab open and experiment with scrolling in a different tab until you find a value that gives you the speed you're looking for.

I'm not sure I understand the reason...

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I realise that this is not exactly the answer you want, but you can turn this off in Firefox (e.g. if you don't mind the feature elsewhere, but still want middle click in Firefox to open links in new tabs)

In about:config, set

middlemouse.contentLoadURL false middlemouse.paste false

Not what you asked, but as this question is linked to from a few places I hope someone finds this answer useful.

This currently isn't possible - though, as you have mentioned, there are ways to disable the MOUSE 3 button - or remap it- none of those get at the source of the issue. The X11 Primary Selection.

While this isn't a solution, hopefully this explanation will make it clear WHY. In Ubuntu there are two clipboards at work. One, which everyone is familiar with, the clipboard (captures Ctrl+C command) The second is a clipboard manager that has been at play since before Ubuntu even existed - X11. The X Server (X11) manages three other clipboards: Primary...

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Any computer user would know that the default actions for the mouse button are left click to select, right click to show the context menu and the rubber wheel in the middle is used for scrolling. There are applications such as web browsers where you can zoom in or out of the page by simply holding the CTRL key while scrolling. Some advanced mice like the Razer Ouroboros have up to 11 buttons which are programmable using software called Synapse which obviously can only be used for the Razer mouse. These additional mouse buttons can greatly help in gaming or navigation so you can achieve what you want by just a click without moving your mouse or pressing a key on the keyboard at all.

Even if you just have a standard mouse with 2 buttons and a scroll wheel, you can actually change and customize the mouse button actions using the right software. Here we have 4 ways on how you can assign various predefined actions to the mouse buttons. 1. Mouse Manager

If you have a 5...

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I just bought the Lenovo Helix with Windows 8.1 and I've been trying to disable this auto-scroll or touch-scroll function that comes on by default on UltraNav.

On my old X220 with Windows 7, I can just go to Mouse-> UltraNav -> Settings -> Neither on Scroll / Magnify Features.

It seems like there's no way to turn it off for the Helix. From this discussion,

It sounds this option isn't available yet on Windows 8.

I've tried older driver: No option to disable this feature.

I've tried Synaptic driver: I can use middle click but the touchpad is ultra sensitive and I can't adjust it.

Has anyone found a solution for this? I use the middle click a lot for openning new windows and pasting on linux screens. It makes the computer usable unless I have a...

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I have had a problem when using the mousewheel for scrolling. I occasionally press the wheel and it pastes text in the clipboard's "*" register at the place where the scroll wheel was pressed accidentally. This has been a constant irritation.

The workaround is documented at :help , which includes the following information.

If you have a scrollwheel and often accidentally paste text, you can use these mappings to disable the pasting with the middle mouse button:

:map :imap

To revert to the original setting for middle button click:

:unmap :iunmap

While at it, take care also of 2-MiddleMouse, 3-MiddleMouse and (oh, humanity!) 4-MiddleMouse (that's for middle double clicks and triple and ...).

Alternatively, instead of simply ignoring it, make it the same as a left click with:


Also with noremap!, and the whole 2-,3-,etc. list above.

These tips are helpful in stopping an accidental *single* click, but two or more clicks in...

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I have always used the middle mouse button in browsers to open links in a new tab. It is a comfortable option and way better in my opinion than having to right-click and select the option to do so from the menu or hold down Shift and left-click to do the same.

Sometimes when I middle-click in Google Chrome or other Chromium-based browsers, I get a scroll icon instead which allows me to scroll the page while moving up and down.

The feature is called automatic scrolling and while it does not happen when you middle-click on links, it happens when you middle-click anywhere else on the page.

Depending on how you use the browser, this may happen a lot to you, only occasionally or never. I run into the issue from time to time and while it does not take long to resolve it -- all you need to do is left-click -- it can be frustrating.

Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers don't offer a setting to turn that feature off.

Good news is that...

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Somehow, I ended up without any xmodmap files on my Ubuntu install, so I had to find a different approach to this problem.

Take a look at the xinput command.

xinput list | grep -i mouse

which lists information about your mouse. It shows my mouse is "Dell Premium USB Optical Mouse" and also that I have "Macintosh mouse button emulation". Armed with that info, I can

xinput get-button-map "Dell Premium USB Optical Mouse"

which gives me a listing that looks like

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Here is the useful, required knowledge. My mouse has, theoretically, 18 buttons. Each button's default action has the same name as it's button number. In other words, button 1 does action 1, button 4 does action 4, etc. Action 0 means "off".

The position in the listing shows the function assigned to that button. So if my button map read

1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

this would mean button 1 (position 1) does action 1 (normal left...

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I know I am late, but I want to create some assumptions and explainations for the answer I am going to provide.

Can I disable right-click

Can I disable right click on my web page without using Javascript?

Yes, by using JavaScript you can disable any event that happens and you can do that mostly only by javaScript. How, all you need is:

A working hardware

A website or somewhere from which you can learn about the keycodes. Because you're gonna need them.

Now lets say you wanna block the enter key press here is the code:

function prevententer () { if(event.keyCode == 13) { return false; } }

For the right click use this:

event.button == 2

in the place of event.keyCode. And you'll block it.

I want to ask this because most browsers allow users to disable it by Javascript.

You're right, browsers allow you to use JavaScript and javascript does the whole job for you. You donot need to setup anything, just...

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Many Windows users rely on third-party clipboard managers which help them quickly perform extensive copy & paste operations by providing a list of useful features like, holding text, images, file/folder links in a stack for defined amount of time. Before selecting a clipboard manager, you should check that which tool provides the fastest way of managing clipboard items. Out of all the clipboard managers which we’ have featured at AddictiveTips, AutoClipX offers the quickest way. How? It lets user perform copy & paste operations with a single mouse click. With this app, you won’t need to right-click the text and select Copy option or use Ctrl + C hotkey combination to move the text to clipboard, just highlight the text and it is copied, now head over to window, and click the middle mouse button to paste the copied text. AutoClipX is highly configurable. You can change the default paste key, register hotkeys to enable / disable copying behavior, and set delay time (before text is...

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Found this when typing "safe mode" in Help. There is more, but these are the

User-initiated safe mode
You can open any Office program in Office Safe Mode by pressing CTRL while you
start the program or by using the /safe option when you start the program from
the command line.

The following restrictions apply when you open a program in user-initiated
Office Safe Mode. (Some items listed below do not apply to all Office

No templates can be saved.
In Microsoft FrontPage, the last used Web site is not opened.
The Office Assistant is not automatically displayed.
Toolbar or command bar customizations are not loaded and customizations cannot
be saved.
The AutoCorrect list is not loaded and changes are not saved.
Recovered documents are not automatically opened.
Smart tags are not loaded and new tags cannot be saved.
All command line options are ignored except "/a" and...

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Intended for remapping keys, mouse buttons and mouse wheel actions,
Key Remapper allows you to:

Remap keys, mouse button presses and the mouse wheel rotation to different values and even to non-existing keys and mouse buttons. For example, you can replace CapsLock with “Middle mouse button”, F11 – by “Mouse wheel down”, F12 – by Win, Browser Home or “Mouse button X2” (which can be physically missing on your input devices).

Perform reverse remapping of keys and mouse buttons, i.e. virtually change their functions. For instance, you can virtually swap the Right Shift and Enter keys, the “Middle mouse button” and the Left Shift key.

Replace specific keys or mouse buttons by key or mouse button combinations with modifiers. For instance, you can replace the Browser Forward key (usually found on multimedia keyboards) by the Alt+Shift+Esc (quick switching between programs) combination, replace the X1 mouse button by the Ctrl+C (copy) combination,...

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So you try to middle click on a link on a page and miss the link… then the round “Auto Scroll” icon shows up and suddenly the page is moving around and scrolling all by itself. It drives me crazy, so when it was mentioned in the latest Coding Horror article I figured I would write it up in case anybody else wants to disable it.

Note: You can’t disable the same thing in Internet Explorer as far as I can tell. If anybody knows of a way, let me know.

Open up the Options dialog through Tools \ Options, click on the Advanced tab/button, and then uncheck the “Use autoscrolling” box.

The change should be immediate, no need to restart.

Note: This should work on Firefox 2 or...

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