copy and paste with middle mouse button

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ageha, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. ageha macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to assign a copy and paste function to a 3rd mouse button in OSX? :confused:
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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  3. ageha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Would that work globally in all applications?
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I believe so. I'm not 100% on how symbl works, nor do I know if someone has developed a plugin that accomplishes this yet. But it seems like someone should have come up with this since a lot of people really want this feature.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    You can also use Gestures with Xgestures.

    Draw a gesture, like "Mouse Down" by pressing the right mouse button, and you can perform a CMD+C, "Mouse Up" and you do a CMD+V. You can set them up your self, make the global (all applications) or application specific.

    I use Xgestures a lot, but only to emulate Opera's mouse gestures in Safari.

    PS: It does work, I just tried it.
     

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