suse 11.0 : mouse gets stuck in menu / taskbar


I do not really know what is going on with the interface in 11.0 with respect to my mouse. It is the same across kde 3 and 4. When I click on the kde start logo or the geeko to scroll through the menus, the mouse gets stuck on the initial point of clicking on the menu. The only way I can scroll in the menu is then by using the arrow keys on my keyboard. I assume this is a setting somewhere that has been enabled that I cannot find. I have dug in the kde control center and the mouse options to no avail… Any help would be appreciated. this is seriously annoying.