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Weird cursor grab
« on: July 27, 2015, 03:28:47 pm »
Hi guys

This is a problem I noticed during PM6 beta testing I never mentioned it mainly because i couldn't replicate it consistently but I first noticed it when I tried Docky, what happens is if I moved an icon from the Docky dock on to the desktop I got this weird double cursor sitting above a half thumbnail, and the only way to get rid of it and back to a single cursor was to log out and log in again. I didn't bother mentioning it at the time  because it only seemed to happen with Docky and we weren't running with Docky as default

But since then it happens occasionally under random circumstances which I've never been able to replicate consistantly until now, the really really weird thing about this is I took a screencast of it to demonstrate it happening but when I play the screencast back it doesn't show it
the screencast plays back as if there's nothing wrong

So the way it seems to happen consistantly is open a picture in image viewer, hover over the picture left click and drag and you should see what I mean



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Re: Weird cursor grab
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 04:23:39 pm »
You're right .. sommat weird going on there.

FYI .. opening a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T then hitting a key such as "Enter" or "Space" changes the cursor back again .. and oddly it doesn't occur again in that session, but log off/on again and it'll do it again  :-\
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Re: Weird cursor grab
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 04:31:57 pm »
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opening a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T then hitting a key such as "Enter" or "Space" changes the cursor back again .. and oddly it doesn't occur again in that session, but log off/on again and it'll do it again

Yeah you're right that works with me as well, how the hell did you work that out  ???



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Re: Weird cursor grab
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2015, 04:36:29 pm »
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how the hell did you work that out

I was going to look into restarting X/xinput/mouse driver/etc. via the terminal to see if I could get a handle on the problem, and it just changed back as soon as I hit a key :)

Further info

It's a known upstream bug, so not a Peppermint specific issue

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/1396361
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https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/1393169
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Re: Weird cursor grab
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2015, 04:43:39 pm »
Well in that case I suppose there's nothing we can do about it but at least we're aware of it and have an answer if anyone posts with that issue


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Re: Weird cursor grab
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2015, 04:45:24 pm »
Sure .. it's always good to know these things :)

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