Bug 121490 - left-handed mouse buttons behave strangely
Summary: left-handed mouse buttons behave strangely
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
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Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 123800 (view as bug list)
Depends On: 115633
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-04-22 03:11 UTC by neil v. patel
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-12 07:02:18 UTC
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Description neil v. patel 2004-04-22 03:11:46 UTC
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Description of problem:
I've been having trouble with using my mouse left-handed. using Gnome
(don't have KDE installed at all), when i use the mouse preferences
applet to switch to "left-handed mouse", the buttons display strange
behaviour. the left mouse button seems to behave as it should (like a
righty right-handed button). the right mouse button, however, does not
work correctly. the most striking issue is that clicking on the
gnome-panel menu causes the menu to flash on screen -- it doesn't stay
open as it usually would. also, hovering over the gnome-panel icons
causes them to appear depressed, but no action is performed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set mouse to left handed in "Mouse Preferences"
2. attempt to use mouse to access gnome menu

Actual Results:  menu flashes on right-click, instead of being accessible.

Expected Results:  menu should behave as it does when left-clicked
with a right-handed mouse.

Additional info:

this bug has been around since i first installed FC2T1, and persists
through all the updates available on yum/up2date as of today.

Comment 1 Michael Orr 2004-07-28 15:12:25 UTC
This behavior exists under KDE on FC2 as well.

Comment 2 Michael Orr 2004-08-03 13:55:17 UTC
Found workaround on another bug list; comment out following line in

       InputDevice    "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"

Restart X.  So far, this allows mouse button reset without side effects.

Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2004-08-06 18:38:58 UTC
*** Bug 123800 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Mark McLoughlin 2004-08-06 18:40:08 UTC
Moving to xorg at a guess - its nothing to do with the panel and at
least the xorg people might recognise the bug

Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2004-10-12 07:02:18 UTC
The X server seems to only allow reordering of the first configured
pointing device.  This doesn't appear to be a bug per se. but rather
a design limitation, or at least that's my interpretation upon

Upgrade to Fedora Core 3 test2 or later, and if this problem still
exists, file a bug report in the X.Org bugzilla located at:

    http://bugs.freedesktop.org  in the "xorg" component

Once you've filed a bug report to X.Org, if you would like Red Hat
to track the issue, please paste the X.Org bug URL here, and we
will add it to our internal tracking list.

Thanks in advance.

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