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Thread: Mousedown is unreliable, KDE 4.4

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    Default Mousedown is unreliable, KDE 4.4

    When dragging, or holding the mouse down in general the mouse tends to 'let go'. In some situations the mouse grabs *through* the window. For example, I may be scrolling in okular and suddenly find myself dragging an item in the browser below. The behavior is independent of the application (it may fall through Dolphin onto Okular just as easily).

    Highlighting text is the worst performing... It usually takes two to three goes to get the right range.

    Is this a known issue? Known solution?

    OS Information
    OS: Linux 2.6.34.7-0.5-desktop x86_64
    Current user:
    System: openSUSE 11.3 (x86_64)
    KDE: 4.5.3 (KDE 4.5.3) "release 8"
    Display Info
    Vendor: nVidia Corporation
    Model: GeForce GTX 275
    2D driver: nvidia
    3D driver: NVIDIA 260.19.12
    CPU Information
    Processor (CPU): Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
    Speed: 2,673.51 MHz
    Cores: 4
    Memory Information
    Total memory (RAM): 11.8 GiB
    Free memory: 8.3 GiB (+ 2.1 GiB Caches)
    Free swap: 36.0 GiB

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    Default Re: Mousedown is unreliable, KDE 4.4

    Quote Originally Posted by crcook View Post
    When dragging, or holding the mouse down in general the mouse tends to 'let go'.
    Seen this happen before, but it also happened on another system and it was a broken mouse button sensor.
    Quote Originally Posted by crcook View Post
    In some situations the mouse grabs *through* the window. For example, I may be scrolling in okular and suddenly find myself dragging an item in the browser below. The behavior is independent of the application (it may fall through Dolphin onto Okular just as easily.
    No idea about this one, never happened to me and I've tried all KDE4 releases.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Mousedown is unreliable, KDE 4.4

    Quote Originally Posted by finders View Post
    Seen this happen before, but it also happened on another system and it was a broken mouse button sensor.
    I'm trying a new mouse now. Perhaps its an issue with the specific USB mouse.

    Quote Originally Posted by finders View Post
    No idea about this one, never happened to me and I've tried all KDE4 releases.
    This is what threw me, if it werent for that I would have just assumed it was the mouse.

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    Default Re: Mousedown is unreliable, KDE 4.4

    According to this forum it's common for mouse buttons to wear out over time.
    But I don't think clicking through the windows can be a hardware problem. Might be related to plasma/xorg, you could try using a different mouse driver.

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    Default Re: Mousedown is unreliable, KDE 4.4

    Thank you. Clicking through seems to have stopped with another mouse. Strange

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