Support both left and right mouse button activating elements

Bug #964151 reported by Robin Sheat on 2012-03-24
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity-greeter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I use the mouse left handed. When I do something that pops up a dialogue, say telling the computer to shut down from the login screen, the buttons on the dialogue don't respond to the primary mouse button (the right one in this case.) I think the menus to bring up that dialogue are ambidextrous (well, I didn't get button confusion bringing it up, anyway.)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: lightdm 1.1.9-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-19.30-generic 3.2.11
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-19-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Mar 25 10:06:53 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
SourcePackage: lightdm
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-16 (8 days ago)

Robin Sheat (eythian) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
affects: lightdm (Ubuntu) → unity-greeter (Ubuntu)
affects: lightdm → unity-greeter
summary: - lightdm should work with both left and right handed mouse
+ Unable to configure left handed mouse

Not sure that should be a configuration, you only need to click on the greeter, the old gdm (pre rewrite), was just reacting to both left and right click the same way to avoid those issues

Robin Sheat (eythian) wrote :

It doesn't make a lot of sense to be a configuration really, you don't know if the person who sat down at the computer just now is right or left handed anyway.

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Oh, that's clever. I'd never noticed it did that. I've opened a design task on this to see what they think.

summary: - Unable to configure left handed mouse
+ Support both left and right mouse button activating elements
Changed in unity-greeter:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity-greeter:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

@robert-ancell; let's briefly discuss this bug when we meet at UDS in two weeks time.

Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) wrote :

Currently it's possible to click most buttons in unity-greeter using either the left or right mouse button. But some still accept only a left click:

- the buttons in the shutdown dialog (as noted above)
- the button that lets you select a login session (e.g. either GNOME or Ubuntu)

no longer affects: unity-greeter
Mikel Ward (mikelward) wrote :

Still an issue in Trusty.

Why does the last update say "no longer affects:unity-greeter?"

% dpkg-query -W lightdm
lightdm 1.10.1-0ubuntu1

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