As reported by Softpedia last week, the GNOME developers decided to remove the "paste" function from the middle-click mouse button, which would have been used to start selections and provide text contextual menus.
It looks like the GNOME user had a saying in this, as the GNOME development team re-implemented middle-click past... (read more)
On recently upgrading to 12.04, I find that the middle click with my logictec marble mouse doesn't work any more (formally achieved by clicking both buttons). Anoying since I can't do a middle-click paste.
Can anyone think of an easy solution? Or should I file a bug?
(theres's already a launchpad question on this, and here's the oldish ubuntu page for configuring a marble mouse.
I just read a story where the gnome guys lost their minds and tried to remove middle button to paste, and since this is a X feature I cant help to wonder if projects that aim to replace X will have this great feature?
So I'm on my Acer Aspire One, and in the last few versions of Ubuntu, on the track pad, I could tap the bottom right corner for right click, and upper right corner for middle click. But with 9.10 the middle click tapping no longer works. How fix?
Just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and noticed that the middle-click (actually three finger-tap on the touchpad) on Firefox doesn't work as it used to. When doing it on a link it doesn't get opened on a new tab, in fact, it doesn't get opened at all.
I have a Logitech Trackman Marble (also known as a MarbleMouse), which lacks a middle button. Previously, I have emulated a middle-click by clicking with both left and right buttons. This works great under KDE Plasma.
However, I am sick unto death of Plasma, and recently switched back to OpenBox.
One strange and little annoying issue I notice with my openSUSE 11.3 installation is my Synaptic touchpad behaves way too strange....
Dragging a window or icon - half way around - a click is generated (probably a middle click I guess) and I need to re-drag it again....
In the browser when I try to select a text - again by dragging - a middle click gets generated...