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Re: Disable mouse buttons



On Friday 21 November 2008 18:07:20 g wrote:
> Bradley wrote:
> > Also, if there is a general consensus that this can not be done (it
> > should be added if not) let me know and I will have to purchase a
> > 2-button mouse just for our son to use.
>
> do not know about 'general consensus', but mouse is defined in
> '/etc/x11/xorg.conf' as pointer. this file is used for all.
>
> you do not mention which desktop, so this reply is for kde.
>
> there are also mouse configs in directory '~/.kde/share/config'. you can
> cd '~/.kde/share/config' and run 'grep -i mouse|sort>00-mouse' and read
> file to see where all of them are.
>
> just what each does and can be modified, i can not say. 'man' will not
> tell you a lot, if any as there all relate to kde. whereto, you may get
> help from kde tech list. maybe even developers list.
>
> a google linux search will get many hits. this i know from looking for
> mouse info a while back.
>
> as for buying a mouse, i have a box of old 2 button mice that i have
> saved for switches. they are serial and din that if you can use, i will
> check to see what is good and send them to you. [you pay postage] this
> way if any get broken, you will have a supply.
>
> if you have ps/2 or usb, a 3 button can be made a 2 button by opening
> up an wedging button to not press switch.
>
A simple 2-button mouse is so cheap I wouldn't entertain messing around with 
either my decent mouse or my setup.

Anne

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