Emulate three button mouse

Harald Judt h.judt at gmx.at
Tue Mar 17 15:49:13 CET 2020


Am 17.03.20 um 15:41 schrieb Joe Riel:
> On Tue, 17 Mar 2020 07:57:23 -0300
> "Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI" <renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:52:17 -0700
>> Joe Riel <joer at san.rr.com> wrote:
>>> How do I configure xfce4 to emulate a three button mouse?
>>> Once I'm in X, I can manually use xinput to configure it, but
>>> would prefer that it was automatic.  I tried adding a file
>>> to /usr/share/X11/xorg.xconf.d:
>>> $ cat /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/80-middle-mouse-button.conf 
>>> Section "InputClass"
>>>      Identifier "middle button emulation class"
>>>      MatchIsPointer "on"
>>>      Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
>>> however that does nothing.  
>> Try to add that section to /etc/X11/xorg.conf instead
>> Cheers,
>> Ron.
> While that makes sense, moving the file and rebooting didn't fix it:
> $ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/80-middle-mouse-button.conf 
> Section "InputClass"
>      Identifier "middle button emulation class"
>      MatchIsPointer "on"
>      Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"

Have you added a 'Device "evdev"' too? You can see in xorg log if the section
gets applied.

Otherwise, adding the xinput section to your autostart might be the
faster/lazier option, though it won't work when you are hot-plugging your mouse.


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