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Release of middle mouse button paste text from clipboard

When I release the middle mouse button it paste text from clipboard. Very strange and annoying. Why and how can I get rid of it? Using Firefox 79 on Ubuntu 20.04.

Edit: I can use Spacebar + Left click and Hold to pan instead. No text is pasted.


The problem is the middle paste option in Firefox.
To turn it off do as follow:

  1. open a new tab
  2. type: about:config
  3. Accept the prompt
  4. type middlemouse.paste
  5. change value “true” to “false” (double click or switch on the rightside)
  6. restart firefox

Good luck :wink:


I don’t think this is a solution, or at least not a solution for those who use the middlemouse.paste function elsewhere.

I don’t usually expect to paste text onto a board without a text cursor somewhere inside a text area. The automatic creation of the text area is quite surprising to me.