Holy moly guys ... This question has been asked on all boards everywhere on the internet.
I've read everything and I've gone beyond page 2 on google search results
I am pleading can someone help me figure this out
I have seen answers like "it's hardcoded into the system". Why???
Enough rambling, now for the problem:
Problem: I need to disable the middle-click paste function
Corolary: I still need to be able to scroll using the middle button.
I am a software developer, using a thinkpad keyboard. The one that has a trackpoint for a mouse.
I need to be able to scroll in editors like VS Code or Sublime Text without accidentally pasting clipboard into the code without realizing it (which breaks the code)
I also need to be able to scroll using the trackpoint mouse + middle button.
- turning the middle button completely off. I need it to scroll.
- use Vim/Emacs (I have seen people suggest this)
- Create an elaborate bash script with a while-loop that continuously blocks pasting if the event originates from the middle button
I belive this problem stems from the fact that this only affects those with thinkpads, since they are the only ones that have a trackpoint and a middle click button on the keyboard. Most people use a mouse with a scroll wheel so it's much harder for them to accidentally click the scroll wheel to paste.
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