Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437205
Desktop interprets mouse buttons greater than 7 to be left click (button 1)
Last modified: 2013-01-09 22:18:26 EST
I've got a mouse with a scroll ball on top, giving it effectively 7 buttons.
However to avoid horizontal srolling I use xmodmap to map buttons 6 and 7 to
something higher than 6 and 7 ( you can map up to 32! ). As soon as anything is
mapped to higher than 7, evolution takes that event and counts it as a left
click. This makes it pretty difficult to scroll my evolution folders as any
left/right variance in my up/down scrolling will click on whatever happens to be
under my mouse.
My suspicion is that Evolution has within it somewhere a mapping of mouse
buttons and it doesn't go over 7.
Jesse, what xmodmap expression are you using? Just so I can try to reproduce
this with a standard mouse. I've never used xmodmap before.
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 10 4 5 3 11 8 9 6 7"
That should work, then revert to 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 when you're done.
I had to shut down evolution and start it up again before I could get the folder
list to see the mapping, whereas other parts of evo saw the new mapping right away.
Jesse, is this still a problem? If you have upgraded to a newer evolution or to Fedora 10 or higher, can you modify the bug accordingly or close if fixed?
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I'll have to retest. I haven't been using that mouse in a while.
This is still happening in rawhide.
What parts of the window are you scrolling over where you see this problem? Just the message list and/or preview area or is it anything with a scrollbar? Trying to narrow down which custom widget might be causing the problem.
Turns out I see this on any window, even non-evolution windows. I'm going to re-assign to .... not sure. compiz?
Upstream bug: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=499471
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