My trackpad does not have a middle button, so I have to click both buttons to simulate middle button. Often that fails and I get the context menu (which I have never ever had any use for in Konsole).

I would like to either disable the context menu or (even better) have the right-click be interpreted as a middle click.

  • I couldn't find it on my KDE. If it can be of any help, you can try 1) keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+Shift+C, Ctrl+Shift+V to copy from/paste in terminal), or 2) configure your touchpad (from KDE configuration panel device, input devices, touchpad) to emulate middle button with several-finger taps (if available), or taps in corners of your touchpad.
    – Qeole
    Jul 22, 2014 at 23:48

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Here is a solution that fixes your problem in konsole, but does affect not only the mouse use in konsole, but in general.

Using xmodmap, the mouse buttons can be reordered.

xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 3 2"

will make the right button act as a middle button, and the middle button act as a right button.

Now, your trackpad has a "middle button", but no "right button".
And I'm curious what you need to press to simulate the right button - confusing!

  • It does not really answer the question, and I did not think it would be an acceptable solution to me - as I use the right button some times. But I have now tried using it for a few days, and it actually works OK: To right-click I press both buttons - and in practice I rarely do that, whereas I middle-click all the time.
    – Ole Tange
    Aug 21, 2014 at 19:20

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