[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#652999: xfce4-terminal: please add a way to disable (redefine?) middle click running mailto:

Adam Borowski kilobyte at angband.pl
Thu Dec 22 22:06:49 UTC 2011

On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 10:59:23PM +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On jeu., 2011-12-22 at 22:54 +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 10:40:54PM +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > > On jeu., 2011-12-22 at 18:01 +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
> > > > It'd be great if there was a way to disable this misfeature.
> > > 
> > > Try MiscHighlightUrls=False in ~/.config/Terminal/terminalrc
> > > (file:///usr/share/doc/xfce4-terminal/C/advanced.html#hidden-options)
> > 
> > Oh, interesting.  Its name made me think it's merely about display.
> > 
> > However, turning that option off disables not only middle click, but also
> > the right click menu.  And that's a bad loss of functionality, since being
> > able to click on URLs is pretty damn useful.
> > 
> > It would be good to separate these two.  Middle click is something that
> > interferes with paste, right click has a menu where having extra options
> > costs about nothing.
> > 
> I honestly don't think that's needed, but will report that upstream,
> when back from [VAC] (or if any other team member does it meanwhile).

Coding wise, it appears to be a trivial change: in
terminal/terminal-widget.c terminal_widget_button_press_event(), on a middle
click, if the hidden setting is false, it would proceed to paste.

Would a patch of this kind be accepted?

On one hand, it's an itch that annoys me personally.  On the other hand, no
one wants creeping featurism.  You guys probably know better whether I
should stop whining and accept less convenient pastes, or help changing

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