Bug 1469462 - gnome-shell does not honor mouse middle-click (lower) under wayland
gnome-shell does not honor mouse middle-click (lower) under wayland
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-07-11 06:16 EDT by Ferry Huberts
Modified: 2018-05-03 04:02 EDT (History)
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Description Ferry Huberts 2017-07-11 06:16:02 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.

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1. see description

Additional info:
Upgraded the machine to F26 from F25, using dnf

I think it also didn't work under F25
Comment 1 Ferry Huberts 2017-07-11 06:46:55 EDT
Ok, so after an update and reboot today it works.
Comment 2 Ferry Huberts 2017-07-11 07:33:22 EDT
actually, some applications do respond (firefox, thunderbird)
and some others do not respond (totem, nautilus)
Comment 3 Florian Müllner 2017-07-14 08:30:13 EDT
(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
   titlebar action
Comment 4 Ferry Huberts 2017-07-14 08:54:16 EDT
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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