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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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.


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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