Mouse chording question

Peter Scott
Thu Jul 2 04:48:00 GMT 2009

Hello.  I would like to migrate from eXceed to Cygwin for the 
performance improvement, but there is a feature I currently have that 
I have not figured out in Cygwin yet. I want MB1+MB3 to generate 
paste (as in MB2).

Bear with me.  I have a Logitech 3-button mouse on Windows XP and the 
Logitech Windows software that maps MB2 to double click - this 
happens for XP windows and X windows alike.  So in order to paste 
with the mouse in the X windows, I tell eXceed to map the MB1+MB3 
chord to MB2.  This works; I can paste with that chord.

But I have not been able to do this with Cygwin yet.  I tried 
-emulate3buttons with and without a timeout argument, and it has no 
effect (tried all combinations of mouse buttons).  If I turn off the 
Logitech MB2 mapping to double click, then MB2 pastes, but that won't 

This may seem like a small thing, but my fingers are used to these 
patterns and I use them many hundreds of times a day.  Shift+Insert 
does paste in Cygwin, but I don't want to use keyboard only for paste 
- in a pinch I might be relearn to do with Shift+MB1 or Ctrl+MB3 for 
paste, say.

Should I be looking more closely at xmodmap?  Any suggestions?

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