That’s true, but it’s significantly more pleasant to be able to copy exclusively with the mouse than to always have to be at the keyboard with one hand.
Especially if you have a wireless mouse :=)
That’s the reason why Linux has this feature.
In addition, the copied data in the mouse is in a different buffer, which makes it possible (e.g. with Vim) to copy two different things at the same time.
At the moment, Obsidian is incompatible with middle-click copy on linux and as you have seen in the other thread we have quite a few angry users about it.
Hence, it will be likely disabled. If one day we can make it compatible, it will be enabled again.
This is an unfortunate non-solution to the middle-click problem. As a long-time linux user, middle clicking to paste the current text buffer is an important UI feature that is now broken in Obsidian. I can not over-stress how important the middle-click-to-paste feature is to me when working with text files on Linux.
I won’t pretend that it’s just a subject for a casual discussion or a matter of preference, because it’s actually not. It’s one of the CORE UI mechanics, you’re not assumed to touch it, like never.
Middle-mouse click has been my primary pasting gesture for about twenty years. Now you’ve basically rendered it broken. Obsidian is a text editing tool friends, where you use pasting all the time.
What worries me, is that it’s not marked a CRITICAL BUG yet. And having this guy in a release makes me think that you folks are a little out of touch with reality Of course we love Obsidian! But I don’t think we’re enough tolerant to take this.
As @onkeltem, @urdvr and @Naming9789 have said, relearning (especially since the feature still works for the rest of the software in the Linux world) is extremely annoying.
After all, this is one of the features we love about Linux . (Not every Linux user, of course, but quite a few)
Since upgrading to the new version (1.0.3) CopyPaste with the middle mouse button stopped working
Steps to reproduce
Select something and try to paste it with the middle mouse button
The selected text appears in the document
The text does not appear in the document
Obsidian version: v1.0.3
Installer version: v1.0.3
Operating system: #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Debian 5.18.5-1kali6 (2022-07-07) 5.18.0-kali5-amd64
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: off
Plugins installed: 3
Plugins enabled: 0
I tried it with enabled and disabled plugins, but it does not work in both cases.
Also I tried to use the newest installer version, but it does not work either.
What i could read from this and this discussion is, that many people have a problem with this foreseeable future and the main isse (that the middle click disrups the ui) still exists, whereas the pasting feature in the editor stopped working.
Am I wrong about that?