Three button mouse emulation

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Tue Oct 25 20:34:03 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 07:06:08AM -1000, Open Slate wrote:

> A simple way to enable three button mouse emulation is to put
> mouse_flags=-3
> in /etc/rc.conf. I cannot find this documented anywhere. Section 4.5 of the
> faq mentions this feature and refers to the moused man page, where we are
> told to pass -3 to moused. Similar treatment in the handbook. Section
> 2.10.10. Only a seasoned veteran would think to look in
> /etc/defaults/rc.conf.
> This trick is especially useful to laptop users and should be in the
> handbook.

I just did an install of 8.2 and followed the documentation quite
closely (unlike usual) and saw it mentioned in two different places.
But, I sure can't find it right now.


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