Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104373
dragging window with mouse doesn't always work
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Upon upgrading to metacity-2.5.3-3, I found that when I left-click on the menu
bar of a window to drag it, sometimes it won't move. If I immediately
left-click on it again, then it moves. If after left-clicking on it once, if it
doesn't move, if I move the mouse pointer somewhere else and then left-click
again, the window suddenly jumps to the new location. I verified that this is
associated with metacity by downgrading to the original Severn version
(metacity-2.4.55-5). Upon restarting X, the problem was gone. After upgrading
back to metacity-2.5.3-3 and restarting X, the problem came back. I am using
the default Gnome desktop with all updates in the Severn updates channel up to
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Sometimes (although if one tries it with several different windows, it doesn't
take long to get it to happen at least once).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to drag a window by left-clicking on its menu bar and moving the mouse.
Sometimes it won't move. If it doesn't move, then if one moves the mouse
pointer somewhere else and clicks again, the window will suddenly jump to the
The window should always move immediately in response to the mouse pointer.
I think I'm experiencing the same bug. I get the following behaviour:
1. I click the window border (and after that I release the mouse button)
2. I move the pointer away from the border
3. After about one second the window jumps down to a position about 20 pixels
beneath the mouse pointer and after that it follows the pointer (still 20 pixels
beneath) until I click again somewhere else.
This happens about 50 percent of the times. It's very irritating when I click a
window border to raise that window I suddenly have that window moving all over
All of the above confirmed on my system (Severn + current RawHide)
It seems to happen more often with certain windows, after starting Gnome and
opening an xterm, dragging the new window by it's title will almost never work
on the first try. Mozilla, for example, is almost always draggable, but the
window often follows the cursor when I just clicked the title to activate the
The new package metacity-2.6.2-1 fixed the problem for me.
Fixed in 2.6.2 for anyone else?
The "window does not respond when being dragged" seems fixed for me. There is
still an issue with clicking the title to raise the window, and the window then
sticking to the cursor, but I'll open a new bug for that.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 104262 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.