Can we please have an option in settings to disable the middle click paste shortcut?
In which DE? In Gnome, there is an option in Tweaks (
gnome-tweaks) under “Keyboard and Mouse”.
The middle mouse paste buffer is really hardcoded in the system.
I wonder if somebody will bring you solution.
Maybe if you would be willing to sacrifice the middleclick alltogether.
EDIT: or isntall the sxhkd but still uggly solution
Impossible to answer question without knowing what Desktop (window manager - xwindows or wayland) is being used, like @flibby.jibbit mentioned.
KDE has an option in settings. KDE Doc - KDE Mouse Actions -
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/IMWheel - is a tool for tweaking mouse wheel behavior, on a per-program basis.
In the archived manjaro forum - How to deactivate middle mouse button paste -
There were more search hits at the archived forum:
PS: Seems to be a problem with the forum. Can’t not add hyperlinks.
Doesn’t that disable middle click altogether? The advantage of the sxhkd method is that it doesn’t disable middle click, just the pasting.
I have a slightly different question to this, but I didn’t think it was different enough so as to start a new thread.
I am on KDE Plasma, and sometime ago there was a keybinding that when clicking the middle-click on the desktop, a sticky note widget appeared. This is no longer possible. Do you know if and how I can bring it back? The ‘Right-click>Configure Desktop>Mouse Actions and delete middle-button’ advice I have found for the opposite of what I want, can’t be used because the set of actions in the respective menu is standard.
Is there a way or should I try something custom?
Sorry for jumping in.
I don’t get it. Firefox seems to pretty easily get it to Autoscroll on middle click and at the same time, use its paste function when you Middle Click on the right spot. That’s actually pretty useful and I’d consider it to be the best GUI implementation.
Then why is it so hard for other applications? Am I missing something?