Unclutter removes the cursor too quickly, inhibiting mouse-overs and TITLE tags in browsers.

Bug #606565 reported by Eric Appleman on 2010-07-17
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This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unclutter (Debian)
New
Unknown
unclutter (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Nominated for Maverick by Eric Appleman

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unclutter

I can't read the TITLE tag text on xkcd easily.

My mouse cursor disappears too quickly.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: unclutter (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-8.13-genusername 2.6.35-rc5
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jul 17 00:25:48 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha i386 (20100707)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unclutter

Mark Curtis (merkinman) wrote :

I believe the bug refers to TITLE tags, those that appear on hover, not ALT tags which are what appears if the image does not load

Eric Appleman (erappleman) wrote :

Yes, my bad.

summary: - Unclutter hates xkcd and alt-text in general.
+ Unclutter hates xkcd and TITLE tags in general.
description: updated
summary: - Unclutter hates xkcd and TITLE tags in general.
+ Unclutter hates mouse-overs and TITLE tags in browsers.
summary: - Unclutter hates mouse-overs and TITLE tags in browsers.
+ Unclutter removes the cursor too quickly, inhibiting mouse-overs and
+ TITLE tags in browsers.
Doug McMahon (mc3man) on 2010-08-13
Changed in unclutter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Mathieu Comandon (strycore) wrote :

Wow, this sucky little program was an annoyance in video games AND on xkcd ! I'm glad I've found it tonite and removed it forever.
Please never put such a lame program in a default install ever again.

Mihai Capotă (mihaic) wrote :

The default timeout for Unclutter is 5 s, but Debian has it set to 1 s, and Ubuntu inherits this timeout. You can modify the timeout by editing /etc/default/unclutter.

Changed in unclutter (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Timo Witte (spacefish) wrote :

Is unclutter removed from the default install?

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2014-09-21
Changed in unclutter (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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