[mintmenu] Area for mousepointer while scrolling is too small

Bug #500890 reported by Rovanion on 2009-12-28
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux Mint
Clement Lefebvre

Bug Description

The area which-in you can have your mouse when the scrollbar on the left hand side of the mint-menu is pressed is too small. In about every other Linux Mint application you can move your mouse outside of the scrollbar once it is clicked and the button is held down and you will still be holding the scrollbar. In mintmenu you will loose the grip of the scrollbar if you move the mouse outside of the scrollbar. This behaviour is an oddity and results in frustration while using the menu.

Changed in linuxmint:
assignee: nobody → Clement Lefebvre (clementlefebvre)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Rovanion (rovanion-luckey) wrote :

This along with the flickering in the mintMenu is the only two complaints I ever receive about the menu. I hope this bug will be fixed within the near future as I see it as a major papercut in the mint experience. After window management application launching is the most used function of a DE.

Marc Jauvin (marc-r4l) wrote :

Yes, this is the *ONLY* criticism I have against Linux Mint (I'm using LMDE).

This is a small bug, but it's *so* anoying I try to avoid using the menu as much as I can.

Rovanion (rovanion-luckey) wrote :

Yes hopefully this can be fixed now that Linux Mint have two men hired full time.

Saifudheen (saifu14) wrote :

I just started trying Mint Linux recently and first noticed this bug bug (Other than small installation issues) after first trial was this issue.
Me too very much annoyed of the above said behavior.
Now it is Mint 13 and still the above bug exists!!

Tman (timpster93) wrote :

To you all, why not just use the scroll wheel?

Rovanion (rovanion-luckey) wrote :

@Tman Because I, or my grandmother, may not know or want to. It may be that I don't have one. There are many reasons. And the existence of a different way to operate the scrolling doesn't make the other being broken okay.

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