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The middle Mouse Button in Linux...

The middle button is used as paste for most XWindows Window Managers and
Applications.  Specifically, I use this greatly from one xterm to another or
in and out of Netscape and AOL Instant Messenger.  You usually don't have to
do anything to put things onto the "clipboard", just highlight a section of
text and use the middle button to paste it somewhere else.


On Sat, Nov 27, 1999 at 07:15:34AM -0500, Kevin M. Gleason wrote:
> Is there a function for the middle mouse button in Linux (specifically
> Red Hat Linux 6.1) or generically, any Linux.
> I've pondered this question for some time and know that in a two button
> mouse scenario, pressing both emulates the third but to what end? The
> reference books tell us how to use this function but not when. I have
> not opened all of the applications on my desktop (yet--there are so many
> of them) but was hoping for a shortcut to an application on the standard
> desktop that would give a chance to try out this skill.
> Thanks.
> Kevin

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