Lack of middle button emulation makes HP life hard

Mark Kettenis mark.kettenis at
Thu Dec 9 02:35:00 PST 2010

> From: "Keith Packard" <keithp at>
> Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 09:25:19 -0800
> So, HP laptops come with a pointy-stick in the middle of the keyboard
> and only two buttons. Not having middle-button emulation in this
> environment is pretty harsh.
> I know it's not optimal to enable this by default, but I'm wondering
> what can be done to not break these people's machines?

I'd consider the loss of out-of-the-box middle-button emulation a
serious regression.  I've never noticed the latency it imposes on
single button clicks, so in my opinion Peter made the wrong tradeoff

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