Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1469462
gnome-shell does not honor mouse middle-click (lower) under wayland
Last modified: 2018-05-03 04:02:01 EDT
Description of problem:
I have set the mouse middle click action to 'lower' in the gnome tweak tool.
However, gnome-shell doesn't honor this setting under Wayland.
Since I use this a lot it makes my user experience a lot worse.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. see description
Upgraded the machine to F26 from F25, using dnf
I think it also didn't work under F25
Ok, so after an update and reboot today it works.
actually, some applications do respond (firefox, thunderbird)
and some others do not respond (totem, nautilus)
(In reply to Ferry Huberts from comment #2)
> actually, some applications do respond (firefox, thunderbird)
Yes, those are using the X11 backend, while ...
> and some others do not respond (totem, nautilus)
... use the native wayland backed. For those, the client is responsible for implementing the middle-click titlebar action (so GTK+ in this case), however for the time being there's no wayland protocol that allows the toolkit to implement that behavior.
So for a fix, this needs:
- a protocol that allows clients to lower themselves
- support for that protocol in mutter
- clients/toolkits using that protocol to implement the
Ok, thanks for the clear answer.
Will use X then until this functionality is added.
Was quite happy with Wayland on F26 but this is a deal-breaker for me :-(
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