Middle Mouse button in Firefox and Swiftweasel as “Paste”

Long time ago, back to 1980’s, X11 define that middle mouse button is paste, you can read the detail in here. As opposed to Microsoft standard uses middle mouse button as navigation key.

Firefox/Swiftweasel in Unix/Linux implemented the same nature of X11. If you have problem with this nature, you can simply disable the feature.

  • From your browser, put about:config in address bar
  • Search middlemouse.paste and change the value to false
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Ubuntu with Logitech V400

If you have a nice old wireless mouse Logitech v400 and use it with Linux, and plug-it directly, sometime make your X become unstable (but not in Indiana and Nevada b78), so this guidance I hope can help you.

1. Issue sudo apt-get install logitech-applet

2. Issue sudo apt-get install mdetect

3. Modify xorg.conf

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "V400"
Driver "evdev"
Option "Name" "Logitech USB Receiver"
Option "HWHEELRelativeAxisButtons" "7 6"
Option "Dev Phys" "usb-0000:00:1d.0-1/input0"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
EndSection
...
Section "ServerLayout"
...
InputDevice "V400"
...
EndSection

Hope you can get better with this configuration 🙂