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The middle Mouse Button in Linux...

Also, you can configure your 2 button mouse to simulate a 3 button mouse by 
pressing both the left and right button at the same time. Also, the middle 
mouse button was in use in Unix systems at least as far back as 1985.
Sheldon Dubrowin wrote:
> 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.
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
Boston Linux and Unix user group

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