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mansniks
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:46 am    Post subject: How to both scroll and drag on laptop? Reply with quote

I have a question about dragging smth with pointer on laptop - when I used external mouse, I just pressed middle button and did drag, but now - how to do it on laptop, that has touchpad and trackpoint? (I already configured V & H scrolling, but, when I press middle button on laptop, pointer freezes for scrolling!)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure I got you correctly, but to drag'n'drop using a touchpad, you usually have to make something like a double clic where you dont release the second clic immediatly. In other words, you mousedown-mouseup-mousedown on your thing, then drag it, then mouseup to drop it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I mean drag-and-drop with middle mouse button in which case windows don't change focus!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, ok. This behaviour is DM/WM specific, IIRC KDE does that... But my fluxbox does not!
Anyway, you can emulate the middle button by clicking both left and right buttons. This requires a directive in your X configuration:
xorg.conf:
Section "InputDevice"
        [...]
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        [...]
EndSection
Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try. But when I manage to get my X server not to restart in VGA resolution....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing happens, when I press right && left buttons! ??
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