Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

Feature Request: Support For Middle-Button Pasting
The Xserver supports the ability to paste highlighted text with the middle mouse button. i.e. Select text in one app, then simply middle-click in a text field in another app (or the same app) to paste it.

This is admittedly a very minor feature, but it'd be great if it worked. Having to Ctrl+C then Ctrl+V to get something in to Steam feels very weird given that I stopped doing that many years ago. :)
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elgregor Dec 7, 2012 @ 10:05am 
I just wanted to request the same thing. Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V is like using windows XP again.
MRWITEK Dec 7, 2012 @ 10:09am 
Don't forget Ctrl+insert & Shift+insert :) But, in fact, unavailability of middle-click paste is really annoying.
BlackestDawn Dec 7, 2012 @ 10:38am 
Got my support for this.
Szklanka Kompuntu Dec 7, 2012 @ 11:31am 
Originally posted by MRWITEK:

Oh wow, that's great. o.0 I knew about Shift+insert for quite some time now, but I hadn't thought there was a "copy" equivalent (not very clever, I know >.<).

Also, this feature request has my full support.
Seegras Dec 9, 2012 @ 9:12am 
Same problem here. I had to type in passwords and activation keys by hand, the "paste" in the menu on the right mouse button also did nothing.

You don't have to do anything to support mouse copy-paste on X11, but you explicitly have to program around it to not support it. So steam is probably actively blanking out the input from the middle mouse button.
Vir Dec 11, 2012 @ 7:25am 
/me also misses middle click pasting
[Linux]danielmmy Dec 11, 2012 @ 5:03pm 
the_zenman Dec 14, 2012 @ 7:42am 
+1 as well. I just noticed it.
ManInTheBox Dec 14, 2012 @ 8:33am 
And another +1. It's especially annoying for the activation key...
simskog95 Dec 14, 2012 @ 4:03pm 
glASS man Sep 12, 2013 @ 7:01pm 
This would be nice. Steam still feels like I'm running it in WINE. Hell I think steam running on WINE actually supported middle click pasting.
River Mar 1, 2014 @ 5:27pm 
Another +1 here, it is very annoying (and seems like something you have to actively work to break), although not as annoying as leaving steam on making X use 100% of one core on my machine (under kde)
Not Mr Flibble Mar 7, 2014 @ 6:10pm 
That, and setting of the primary selection when selecting text.
+1 for supporting this feature! I think you should go all the way supporting Linux. Also it would be nice to have the close and minimize buttons on the same side as is configured on the OS. Ubuntu has them on the left by default so Steam is the only app that has them on the wrong side.
DrMcCoy May 27, 2014 @ 2:44pm 
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