Technical Note 2442
Last Reviewed 12-Oct-2012
Reflection X version 14.x
Reflection X Advantage version 2.0 through 4.0
This technical note provides suggestions for enabling middle mouse button function for use in your X client applications.
Note: Beginning in version 4.0.345, Reflection X Advantage supports middle mouse button functionality.
Middle Mouse Button Functionality
If you are having trouble using the middle mouse button in your X client applications (such as pasting copied clipboard text into xterm), try the following:
- If your mouse is equipped with a middle mouse button or clickable mouse wheel, Configure Mouse Driver.
- If your mouse does not have a middle button, Enable Middle Mouse Button Emulation in Reflection X.
Configure Mouse Driver
OEM Mouse Driver
Open the mouse configuration utility provided with your system or mouse hardware (if available). Use this utility to configure the middle mouse button (or pressing of the mouse wheel) to function as a middle button click.
Microsoft IntelliPoint Driver
If you do not have any hardware-specific mouse driver installed, or it does not support middle mouse button configuration, try downloading and installing the appropriate Microsoft IntelliPoint driver for your Windows operating system:
After installing the IntelliPoint software, open Control Panel > Mouse and configure the wheel button to function as a middle click.
Note: If you need your middle mouse button to perform a different function in other applications, enable program-specific settings.
Enable Middle Button Emulation in Reflection X or Reflection X Advantage
If your mouse does not have a middle button, you can enable middle button emulation in Reflection X settings.
After enabling this feature, when you press the left and right buttons simultaneously, the X Manager treats it as a middle mouse button click.
Note: This feature is not supported in Reflection X Advantage version 2.0 through 4.0. This feature is supported beginning in Reflection X Advantage 4.0.345 or higher.