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XFree86: emulate3buttons

One useful customization, especially for running XFree86 under cygwin on Windows, is to enable emulation of the 3 button mouse.

To do this, simply modify the startx script (typically under /usr/X11R6/bin/startx), and change the following line (current as of Cygwin 1.5.17-1)

defaultserverargs="-multiwindow -clipboard"
to
defaultserverargs="-multiwindow -clipboard -emulate3buttons 500"

Note: Documentation of the X11 start up options can be found by typing startx -- -help on the command line.


Written by Mike Kwong