I am using MATE Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I clumsily keep accidentally simulating the middle click by simultaneously clicking the left and right click, I really want to disable it, I can not see the option in the touchpad settings. Please help.

  • Do you remember the way you used to set this option? Is it was set from GUI or from terminal? – N0rbert Oct 6 '19 at 9:14
  • I never set it. It was set by default – Ekoji Oct 6 '19 at 12:05

you can use gsettings or dconf-editor to disable this function..

to get the value, use

gsettings get org.mate.peripherals-mouse middle-button-enabled

to set the value to false, use

gsettings set org.mate.peripherals-mouse middle-button-enabled false

Dconf-Editor (If not installed, sudo apt install dconf-editor)

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