Rotate Cube plugin eats mouse clicks on sides of screen

Bug #284158 reported by DanielRoesler on 2008-10-16
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When the Rotate Cube plugin is enabled on Compiz-Fusion, a two pixel border on the left and right sides of the screen become unresponsive to mouse clicks. This bug used to occur on the Wall plugin (Bug #103306), but has been fixed for that plugin. Also, when only the Cube plugin is enabled, the bug does not occur. Only the Rotate Cube plugin creates the bug.

The top edge and bottom edge of the screen are responsive to mouse clicks. It is only the left and right edges of the screen that eat the mouse clicks (2 pixels wide on each side). The four pixels on the corners of the screen are responsive to mouse clicks.

This is an annoying problem because it breaks Fitt's Law, and users cannot throw their mouse to the side to scroll up and down in windows (for example, Firefox).

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Could you try to reproduce the same with Ubuntu 9.04? Thanks in advance.

Changed in compiz:
status: New → Incomplete
Pravit (pravit726) wrote :

I still have this problem too. Notably, even if you disable the mouse edge options (Edge Flip Pointer, Edge Flip Move, DnD, etc.) in "Rotate Cube", this problem still persists.

DanielRoesler (diafygi) wrote :

Bug confirmed upstream in above post.

Changed in compiz:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Alexander Kojevnikov (alexk) wrote :

Actually, the bug is in Compiz, not in Gnome. BGO #536246 is closed now.

See these related threads, they include a work-around:

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in compiz:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Ross (fudfuzz) wrote :

Thought it might have something to do with the edge settings for rotate cube so disabled a bunch of mouse bindings and my top gnome-panel started 'unhiding' again.

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test it on a currently supported Ubuntu version. When you test it and it is still an issue, kindly upload the updated logs by running apport-collect <bug #> and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Matija Skala (mskala) wrote :

The attachment "rotate_edge.patch" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
MC Return (mc-return) wrote :

Thanks a lot for your patch. I will investigate this issue and test your patch ASAP.

Changed in compiz:
milestone: none →
importance: Unknown → Medium
importance: Medium → High
Changed in compiz:
milestone: →
MC Return (mc-return) wrote :

Your patch unfortunately creates problems. Please comment on the linked MP if you have an idea why...

MC Return (mc-return) on 2013-07-24
Changed in compiz:
milestone: →
Eleni Maria Stea (hikiko) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug. The compiz program that we currently use in Ubuntu is a C++ re-write of the original compiz and was announced the 4th July 2010. Therefore, the bugs that were reported before that date, will be marked as "Won't Fix" as they probably exist in the original program which is not stored in launchpad. (The last LTS that used the old compiz is the 10.04 which is not supported anymore).

no longer affects: compiz
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
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