Problem with middle mouse button in KDE

Sergei Andreev seajey.serg at
Fri Jul 31 14:33:22 BST 2009

I can remember somehow similar problem with Konqueror-kde4 with nonworking
The problem was solved with unckecking support of mouse gestures in
appropriate section of System Settings - holding mouse middle-button was the
beginning of gesture.

2009/7/31 Dennis <dennismail at>

> Hi,
> thanks for your answer - I want to give my answer to it.
> > All that information (thanks) but you failed to explain what the STRG key
> > is!  Never-the-less, google to the rescue, and it seems safe to say,
> > that's German for the CTRL aka control key. =:^)
> Sorry - I was used that much to it that I forgot I use a german keyboard.
> > To answer your question, I don't believe it's possible to configure mouse
> > combinations that way.  KDE's "hotkey" mapping seems not so powerful in
> > that regard.
> Oh, this is an important point. Nevertheless, I want to add that it has to
> be
> possible. The reason for this is: Before I reinstalled the whole system, I
> made an upgrade from Kubuntu 8.04 (KDE 3) to 9.04 (KDE 4) - and after
> rebootng
> the system, I both did get an KDE 4 desktop and working key bindings. I
> know
> that this may also be related to some of Ubuntu' s known technology, but it
> was working - I saw it on my own laptop.
> And also, I can switch the cube on with <CTRL>-<F11> (default settings)...
> I
> also tried to only use 2 keys (eg <CTRL>+<LeftMouse>), but no single button
> of
> my mouse was recognizes. So the question is: What goes wrong here? I doubt
> that it' s a general question, because I can left-click on things in my KDE
> 4
> desktop, so the first step would be to find out why left mouse button is
> not
> taken at all for ANY (!) key binding function.
> Any ideas?
> Regards,
> Michael
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