[xubuntu-users] Double paste using middle mouse button

Rob Ward rl.ward at bigpond.com
Mon Jul 18 12:21:53 UTC 2016

Is not the middle button programmed different? That is, it can copy and 
paste without the CTRL-C to initiate the copy, just high lighting 
(selecting), repositioning the cursor, and pressing the middle button 
causes a copy and paste..  I had it messing up my Python Editor until I 
added some extra code to kill that function.

Worth a look?



On 18/07/16 19:08, JMZ wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> What mouse do you have (ie. what does it say on the mouse).  Are you 
> using a usb mouse, or a ps/2 mouse connected to a usb adapter?
> go to a terminal and type 'lsusb'.  Post the results here (be sure to 
> delete all information preceding $ before you post).  Often the mouse 
> controller will be a different name than the brand name of the device 
> itself.
> A lsusb output for a usb adapter would be something like
> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 08ff:2810 AuthenTec, Inc. AES2810
> You may have to determine the identity of the usb item by process of 
> elimination (google lsusb output lines)
> The lsusb line above is the usb adapter I use for my 25 year old 
> Kensington Expert Mouse.  The trackball is serial, connected to a ps/2 
> adapter, which in turn is connected to a usb adapter. Breaking up is 
> hard to do, especially with peripherals ;-)
> Thanks,
> Jordan
> On 07/16/2016 01:03 PM, Stephen W. Soliday wrote:
>> More than half the time when I paste using the middle mouse button, I
>> get double pastes. This happens in all applications and changing the
>> mouse makes no difference. I am currently running XUbuntu 16.04LTS. It
>> happened in 14.04 and 15.10 as well. I have XUbuntu installed on four
>> different computers (2 desktops and 2 laptops) I experience the problem
>> on all of them.
>> -- Steve
>> Prophecy is a guess that comes true
>> if it does not it is a metaphor.

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