Bug 80881 - Mouse setting "Locate pointer" makes workspace switching with keyboard unreliable
Mouse setting "Locate pointer" makes workspace switching with keyboard unreli...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-01-01 13:06 EST by Daniel Resare
Modified: 2008-01-17 12:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-31 15:33:55 EDT
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Description Daniel Resare 2003-01-01 13:06:33 EST
Description of problem:

If I enable the "Locate pointer" feature in the Mouse settings (Under the
"Cursors" tab) and then try to switch workspace with ctrl-alt-<arrow> it doesn't
work reliably. When i deselect the "Locate pointer" feature switching workspaces
works correctly

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Mouse preferences
2. Select the "Cursors" tab and check the box in the "Locate pointer" section
3. Try to move between workspaces with ctrl-alt-(some arrow key)
Actual results:
When you hold down the ctrl-alt combination and press the wanted arrow-key it
often doesn't react (doesn't switch workspace) the first time. (perhaps 80% of
the time) but need repeated presses on the arrow key in question to "start working"

Expected results:
Correct movement between the different workspaces

Additional info:
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-02 15:32:23 EST
This is why all keybindings need to be done in the window manager, 
instead of in gnome-settings-daemon... 

Anyway, will consider this a control-center bug for now.
Comment 2 Jonathan Blandford 2003-01-24 12:38:50 EST
I don't know how to fix this in the control-center (short of moving it to
metacity...)  Did you have a fix in mind, Havoc?
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-12 11:46:46 EDT
I'm going through bugs assigned to me and attempting to clean some of the older,
fixed ones up.

This bug hasn't changed in over a year old now.  Are you still seeing the problem? 

(This a batch message is being sent to all my bugs that haven't changed in a year)
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-31 15:33:55 EDT

This bug has been in the NEEDINFO state for at least a couple of weeks now.  I'm
going to close the bug, but if you can provide the required information feel
free to open a new report.


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