Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436142
Text selection not possible; selection skips around the text
Last modified: 2013-01-09 22:18:00 EST
This one is rather difficult to describe. When I attempt to select a section of
text, the selection goes all crazy and winds up selecting the wrong thing. I
made a video of it to explain what I was seeing.
I see it happen in gnome-terminal, xterm, firefox, gedit, etc.. but oddly enough
I don't see it in Evolution.
Created attachment 296894 [details]
Video of an attempt to select text
Anything interesting in /var/log/Xorg.0.log?
Created attachment 296975 [details]
Xorg log file, as requested.
I don't think so, but I'll attach it anyway.
Interestingly enough I don't seem to have a problem when I'm using the touch
pad. I will double verify at work once I'm using the USB mouse again.
Confirmed. When I'm using the touch pad I can select just fine, but if I'm
using a USB mouse I cannot.
This bug seems specific to the Apple Mighty Mouse. The only other person who
has seen this has the same mouse. http://www.apple.com/mightymouse/ Using a
different mouse things work fine.
Fixed in evdev 1.99.1-0.4.fc9