Bug 437205 - Desktop interprets mouse buttons greater than 7 to be left click (button 1)
Desktop interprets mouse buttons greater than 7 to be left click (button 1)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk2 (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F9Target
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Reported: 2008-03-12 17:22 EDT by Jesse Keating
Modified: 2013-01-09 22:18 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 06:33:12 EDT
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Description Jesse Keating 2008-03-12 17:22:58 EDT
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.
Comment 1 Matthew Barnes 2008-03-13 10:38:29 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Jesse Keating 2008-03-13 11:46:49 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Mike Chambers 2009-03-07 09:26:02 EST
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?

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 4 Jesse Keating 2009-03-07 11:47:16 EST
I'll have to retest.  I haven't been using that mouse in a while.
Comment 5 Jesse Keating 2009-03-31 12:43:45 EDT
This is still happening in rawhide.
Comment 6 Matthew Barnes 2009-03-31 15:13:55 EDT
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.
Comment 7 Jesse Keating 2009-03-31 16:19:32 EDT
Turns out I see this on any window, even non-evolution windows.  I'm going to re-assign to .... not sure.  compiz?
Comment 8 Matthias Clasen 2009-03-31 23:30:52 EDT
Upstream bug: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=499471
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 05:29:23 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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