Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186772
user mouse activity does not restart screensaver activity timer
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:28 EST
Description of problem:
While reading a web page or a pdf, I use the mouse scroll wheel to move through
the document. The screensaver activates while I'm reading the text.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce: (quickly)
1. System|Preferences|Screensaver|Set session idle after 1 minute.
2. uncheck lock screen saver when active.
3. open a document (text/web/pdf), and begin reading, scrolling down as you go.
While browsing /scrolling through the chosen document, the screensaver kicks in,
by fading out your document, and starting the screensaver.
The mouse buttons activity should restart the inactivity timer, keeping the
screensaver from activating. Also no amount of clicking or scrolling will stop
the fade out or exit the screensaver.
bug 130330 xscreensaver - had same problem and was resolved 2005-05
bug 183668 gnome-screensaver doesn't reset idle timers on user activity after
system comes out of suspend
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1419 resurrect the "XIdle" extension
*** Bug 186771 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Upstream bug about this: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=335831
I too have the same issue!
This issue should be fixed in the latest fc5 updates of gnome-screensaver.
and gnome-screensaver-2.14.1-1.fc5.1 solve the issue where clicking or wheeling
before the screensaver starts restarts the inactivity counting.
Both also solve the issue where click/wheel are ignored during the fade to black.
However, the final issue of having click/wheel exit a screensaver once it
actually running is not solved (at least for floaters, the big clue squares, and
the space images). Would you like a new bug for that case ? Or reopen ?
Yea, could you file a new bug and mention it in a comment in this bug?
The thirs case of the mouse events not exiting screensaver is filed under bug