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Java doubleclick time in X.org/XFree86

The doubleclick time in Java applications should be read from GTK or KDE settings, but aren't.
I had this problem since I use Gnome 2.10.2 on Debian. Sun has a bugreport on this.

The solution is to add the following to ~/.Xdefaults:

*.multiClickTime: 500

and run:


xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults

to merge the newly created settings into the running X server. Settings will apply at next Java app. startup.

You can replace 500 with a number in milliseconds that you wish to set the doubleclick time(out) to.

Firefox FAQ – Middle function mouse in Linux

The standard behaviour in Firefox, in Linux, for a middle mouse click is to "paste and go/google i'm feeling lucky".

This default behaviour combined with the X server's auto-copy feature makes a middle mouse click much unpredictable.

So…

To disable this quite useless behaviour, simply open a firefox browser and type:
about:config
in the locationbar and press enter.
You will see a list of settings, and you'll need to create a new one yourself by right clicking and choosing New -> Boolean, and enter the preferences name:

middlemouse.contentLoadURL
This value should be set to "false".

Firefox must be restarted before the change takes effect.

Scrollwheel with Firefox in Xorg

How do I get my scrollwheel to work in Firefox/Mozilla in Xorg on Linux?

– Log on as root
– Edit file /etc/X11/xorg.conf with your favorite editor:

The MS Explorer 3.0 really has 7 buttons: left, right, middle, scroll up, scroll down and 2 thumb buttons, which X needs to know.
My section looks like this, which should work for you as well.

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Please note that certain options might vary from distro to distro, such as the Device and Protocol options.

I use both Debian (unstable) and Ubuntu (5.10), on which this sections work perfectly.