Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 532621
grace and mouse focus problems
Last modified: 2010-11-19 14:41:51 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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?
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I confirm the bug. Seems like a lesstif issue.
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.
This bug is very annoying and does not depend on the window manager.
It appears on KDE ot gnome.
This bug seems to be a motif bug. It does not depend on that fact that we are using lesstif or openmotif.
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?
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!
I confirm adding another LessTif developer who may hopefully care.
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!
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Is this still a problem for F13 or F14?
I don't think so - it got fixed sometime in F13.
(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.