Is there a way of choosing between right and middle click for pasting? There are ways of for disabling it, I want to change the behaviour

How do I disable middle mouse button click paste?


You can open a terminal and paste this so the right button will behave as the middle (and the middle will behave as the right):
xmodmap -e "pointer 1 3 2"

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    works with xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 3 2", thx I was actually after the paste functionality only, would be nice to keep the right click in place. – IljaBek Aug 13 '11 at 15:01
  • I will try to find a better solution for you ;-) – desgua Aug 13 '11 at 15:02
  • google suggests not much. for a touchpad the default middle-click-paste is a bug not a feature... – IljaBek Aug 13 '11 at 15:05

The solution involves you to download source code of gnome terminal and apply the patch and then you will need to build a package which will build deb packages and then you can just install from those packages.

For more clear instructions you can view this page.

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