Unlockable menu panels move around accidentally with slider mouse on laptop.

Bug #118894 reported by Xeno Campanoli on 2007-06-06
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Panel
Confirmed
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

This will probably end up being status feature, but on my laptop, with lots of activity, it ends up being very bothersome.

I also saw it on Debian earlier this Spring.

steps:

1. Install feisty on a laptop with a slider mouse (mine is a Toshiba Satellite A55-S3063)
2. Take up a task involving lots of desktop moving, for instance moving terminals around quickly to get strings from a large number of items into an HTML source file or other vim edit.

Result: Invariably some time during an 8 hour day, I find my top menu panel has moved, usually to the right side. I find no way to lock this, so it just ends up happening when I'm busy. This may be a favorable feature to some, but I suspect those busy laptop users wanting to try Linux will find it frustrating to have this happen to them in Ubuntu or Debian.

Proposed De-Bug: This panel has the ability to lock application menu items, but I see no such thing to lock the panel itself. If there is such a thing, it should be more obvious. If there is not, it is a frustrating omission.

Please notify me if this is inappropriate for such a "feature request", but it seems bad enough to me to be an ergonometric bug, if you will.

Changed in gnome-panel:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: blocks-hwcert-enablement
no longer affects: hwe-next
tags: removed: blocks-hwcert-enablement
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