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I just installed elementary OS 5 Juno and realized that middle click pasting of marked text does not work in native apps anymore. In other apps, however, it works!

I've tested the following applications.

Works in:

  • Firefox
  • Thunderbird
  • Spotify
  • LibreOffice Writer

Doesn't work in:

  • Code
  • Terminal
  • Music
  • Photos
  • AppCenter
  • App menu (is it called slingshot?)

All tests were done with mouse and trackpad. Middle click in mouse settings was enabled.

Does anyone know how to fix this or where I could file a bug report, since this seems to affect multiple apps?

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I have the same situation as @Heiko.

Casually, I installed elementary-tweaks and disabled "Natural copy paste" in the Terminal subsection and now I can copy&paste with middle click from any app to the Terminal.

This would be a workarround.

  • Doesn't work for me, unfortunately. – magicalex Oct 28 '18 at 12:40
  • Neither for me, no joy, searching the web for hours, no solution. Very frustrating! – 4levels Mar 1 at 16:08
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I finally found out why it kept failing: somehow the gtk-enabe-primary-paste option was disabled. Re-enabling it finally solved it.

org.gnome.desktop.interface.gtk-enable-primary-paste

The other one to check is the natural copy paste option

io.elementary.terminal.settings.natural-copy-paste

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