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I have looked all over the Net and can't find a way to disable middle-click paste in the Terminal application in Mavericks? I want it scroll but not paste.

Anybody know how to fix this? I'd sure appreciate the tip.

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You can use Karabiner (formerly known as KeyRemap4MacBook) with the following setting in private.xml:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<root>
    <appdef>
        <appname>Terminal</appname>
        <equal>com.apple.Terminal</equal>
    </appdef>
    <item>
        <name>Disable middle-click</name>
        <identifier>private.disablemiddleclick</identifier>
        <only>Terminal</only>
        <autogen>
            __PointingButtonToKey__ PointingButton::MIDDLE, KeyCode::VK_NONE
        </autogen>
    </item>
</root>
  • This disables middle click globally, not just in Terminal.app. Is there a solution that only affects Terminal.app? – user148073 Mar 31 '16 at 18:18
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    @tubes See edit which restricts this to only when Terminal is the frontmost app. This is what I originally intended but the code to restrict it to Terminal wasn't included by the user who added the full private.xml wrapper. – grg Mar 31 '16 at 18:24
  • Is there a way to do this without Karabiner? Karabiner caused some problems (disabled my hyperdock window movement hotkeys somehow). I also couldn't find the private.xml file. :/ – CornSmith Oct 16 '17 at 16:50
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I wasn't able to get Karabiner working, but you can use this to disable middle click (or anything else) globally: http://www.usboverdrive.com/USBOverdrive/Download.html

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