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How do I disable pasting when clicking the middle mouse button/wheel? [duplicate]

I use the mouse wheel a lot to scroll up and down in my documents and files. Having moved from Windows, I didn't realise that the middle mouse button/wheel, when clicked, pastes highlighted text where ...
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How to turn off copy function when pressing mouse wheel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable middle mouse button click paste? How to turn off copy function when pressing MOUSE2 (wheel) button ? any ideas ?
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How to disable mouse wheel paste? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 16.04 with the Unity desktop. The middle wheel of my mouse inserts text whenever I klick it. This is quite a disturbing feature, as the mouse I use has quite a fragile mouse wheel button, ...
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Middle click mouse paste can't be disabled without breaking middle mouse button on ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm using the mx master 2s and the latest ubuntu 19.10 release. I've been trying different things for almost 2 weeks now and can't find a way to disable the middle mouse button from pasting without ...
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Why is the middle button mapped to pasting?

I'm in love with Ubuntu, but I really HATE this feature. I am a programmer and it happened a number of times that I introduced a bug because I inadvertently pasted some code which didn't belong there. ...
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Any updates on disabling middle-click paste?

I'm using the middle mouse button on my ThinkPad with Ubuntu to scroll and I'm pasting a lot of text in my documents by accident which is very annoying and I often end up with messed up documents. I ...
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paste selected text: switch right and middle click

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?
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Is it possible to get the first click on an inactive window to not register?

On OS X (or I guess we're calling it macOS now) if I click on an inactive window, it does not register the click, but simply makes that window the active window. For example, if I click on a text ...
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Disable mouse middle button click paste on KDE, keeping that button working

How to disable mouse middle button click paste (AKA PRIMARY selection buffer), but keep that button working? My system: Ubuntu 16.04 with KDE v5.8.5.
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Middle mouse key pastes last selected text

I've started to experience an issue with my middle mouse key (scroll wheel press) and selections. If I select a text, anywhere, it seems to put it into some sort of secondary clipboard without me ...
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Turn off middle mouse button in Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity

I am trying to figure out to turn off the function behind middle mouse button which inserts whatever text I have copied before into the document I click with that button. As the button of my mouse is ...
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How do I get my old xmodmap settings back?

I wanted to disable "paste" action on mouse wheel click, and I use the code below(from this msg: https://askubuntu.com/a/55988); xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 25 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" It worked but also disabled ...
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gedit: Clipboard content gets pasted into text being edited without user warning

gedit is pasting some content (possibly clip board) into text being edited without warning me. And this happens when I am editing source code (*.f90 files) making it very dangerous. This used to ...
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xsel -cp clears the selected text

I'm trying to disable middle click to paste, and having tried many options and none working effectively, I am trying to use a script with xsel is a loop to clear the contents of the primary clipbord. ...