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Bug 532621 - grace and mouse focus problems
grace and mouse focus problems
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grace (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: José Matos
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-11-03 00:00 EST by Jussi Eloranta
Modified: 2010-11-19 14:41 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-11-19 14:41:51 EST
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Description Jussi Eloranta 2009-11-03 00:00:42 EST
Description of problem:

Right clicking on several menu areas in xmgrace cause the mouse focus
to be permanently fixed within that window. One has to login from the ascii
console to kill xmgrace to release the mouse.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start xmgrace
2. Choose, for example, Edit->Data Sets
3. Do right click on "Data sets:" area where the list of datasets normally is.
4. You will be stuck with the mouse pointer restricted inside the data sets subwindow.

This bug makes the use of xmgrace very difficult.
Comment 1 Jussi Eloranta 2009-11-03 15:07:19 EST
One more bit of detail which makes suggests that this is not actually an xmgrace bug but something else. I ran xmgrace (remote connection) from an older fedora 10
machine, where xmgrace works just fine from the local console, to FC12 beta machine. It revealed the same symptoms as above. So this is probably a problem in the X server?
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 09:57:39 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 3 Vladimir Florinski 2009-12-01 14:20:41 EST
I confirm the bug. Seems like a lesstif issue.
Comment 4 Jason Grunhut 2010-01-07 11:18:43 EST
I confirm this bug too with the most recent grace (5.1.22-6). I can also confirm that this same bug exists with an older version of grace which uses the openmotif libraries, with a symlink from libXm.so.4 -> libXm.so.3.
Comment 5 Pascal Viot 2010-01-12 15:28:33 EST
This bug is very annoying and does not depend on the window manager. 
It appears on KDE ot gnome.
Comment 6 José Matos 2010-01-12 16:22:23 EST
This bug seems to be a motif bug. It does not depend on that fact that we are using lesstif or openmotif.

Comment 7 Pascal Viot 2010-01-15 10:17:05 EST
I found a very simple workaround. Instead of doing right click where the mouse pointer is definitely stuck, press the shift button and do the click click in the same time.
It seems suficient to do that once  on a menu area when xmgrace is open; but if you close and restart xmgrace, you need to use the shift button. If not, ascii console again.
May be this workaround can help to find the bug?
Comment 8 Jason Grunhut 2010-01-15 10:40:46 EST
I confirm that this workaround works! In my experience, I simply hold the shift button down as I perform the right click. As far as I know, it functions exactly the same as performing a simple right click, but at least now the menu appears and the mouse is no longer locked.

Thanks for the suggestion!
Comment 9 Alexei Podtelezhnikov 2010-01-28 14:42:09 EST
I confirm adding another LessTif developer who may hopefully care.
Comment 10 Pascal Viot 2010-03-12 03:19:36 EST
The last update of Fedora 12 suppresses this bug. It is likely related to
some changes in xorg-x11-server-common), but I am not sure. Anyway, xmgrace works
without any workaround!
Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2010-11-04 02:51:31 EDT
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Comment 12 José Matos 2010-11-19 13:54:01 EST
Is this still a problem for F13 or F14?
Comment 13 Jussi Eloranta 2010-11-19 13:58:59 EST
I don't think so - it got fixed sometime in F13.
Comment 14 José Matos 2010-11-19 14:41:51 EST
(In reply to comment #13)
> I don't think so - it got fixed sometime in F13.

Thanks. I think that this bug can now be safely closed.

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