I am since ages a keen fvwm user (2.6.8 bundled with ubuntu), mostly on a
desktop PC, with a personal configuration described in
In particular (independently of fvwm ?) I am used to do quick
copy-and-paste of text selecting it with mouse button 1 (MB1) and pasting
with mouse button 2 (MB2). Or shift-MB1 and shift-MB2 in my favourite
editor (The Hessling Editor), due to a peculiarity of the editor.
Now I've got a new HP Probook laptop which has a touchpad without buttons.
Apparently tapping near the bottom left and bottom right corners of the
touchpad works as MB1 and MB3 ... but there is no MB2.
I wonder whether there is a solution (either fvwm-specific or X11-generic)
to achieve a decent emulation of the paste function.
I found a sequence like this
xkbset m ; xkbset exp 5 -m ; xmodmap -e "keycode 105 = Pointer_Button2"
can temporarily assign the MB2-click (for paste) to my right-control key
(I never use such key). The reason it has to be temporary is that xkbset
m., enabling the mousekeys, disables the numeric keypad (but I make a lot
of use of the numeric keypad - with Num Lock off - for specific functions
in my editor configuration ... actually I quite insisted on having an
"English International" keyboard to have the num keypad)
I also found mention of a command like "xdotool click 2". Would it make
sense to assign it with PointerKey in .fvwmrc ?
Or are there simpler or better solutions "
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