Left mouse button click in (java|flash) does not work.

Bug #452938 reported by Marcin Konarski on 2009-10-16
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This bug affects 20 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GTK+
New
High
gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

I use eclipse and flashplugin-nonfree.

In both applications I experience problem with single clicks on certain buttons.
Some buttons when clicked looks like pressed, but when mouse button is released
the application button (picture) is also released and nothing happens, like the click
action was somehow canceled.

Downgrading to libgtk2.0-0_2.16.1-0ubuntu2 fixes problem for eclipse,
I do not know if it fixes problem for flashplugin cause downgrading libgtk2-0.0 breaks
my firefox.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Oct 16 11:49:04 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: libgtk2.0-0 2.18.2-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.47-generic
SourcePackage: gtk+2.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

Changed in gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
Nikita Afanasenko (anv-gtx) wrote :

I have the same problem and I sent the bug to https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=598734

Changed in gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
devarni (tech-arnisoft) wrote :

Same problem here with some buttons in Eclipse (update manager).

The only solution is to use the keyboard navigation and "enter" to push such buttons.

devarni (tech-arnisoft) wrote :

Ok... It's working with the libswt-gtk shipped and installed with the distributor. Tested with Eclipse 3.5.1 and libswt-gtk-3.5-java (3.5.1 Ubuntu Karmic) and libswt-gtk-3.5-jni (3.5.1 Ubuntu Karmic).

Cyril Jaquier (cyril-jaquier) wrote :

Same problem here. Concerning the Eclipse issue there is also a bug at https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=290395. I also had this problem with flash so it is probably not a Java/Eclipse/SWT-only issue.

Pistolpete (petervanbouwel) wrote :

A solution for the problem described in this bug is presented at bugs.eclipse.org. I'll quote Bogdan Gheorghe:

"
Set the following env var in a terminal shell:

export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=true

and then start eclipse from that terminal shell and see if that helps things
"

This worked for me.

Roel Kramer (roel-koelkast) wrote :

Seems to work for me as well.

adamhos (adamhos) wrote :

Seems to work for me also. All buttons were working for me except ones labled "Install" or "Finish". Was having the issue in Eclipse and the Android SDK installer.

Textureglitch (textureglitch) wrote :

This appears to fix my problems too. When did this break? It's been working on Karmic before, I've only just noticed today in Eclipse that buttons couldn't be pressed and some lists were invisible (looked empty, but when you clicked it, you could hit checkmarks)

Mark Beierl (mark-jemms) wrote :

I actually first noticed this during the betas of Karmic, so it's been here for quite some time.

Eder Bastos (riskbreaker927) wrote :

I have the same problems as these guys, although I notice that while I click the button and it remains "clicked" (as the computer seems to think I have not released the mouse button) I can press spacebar and it will respond to the click.

I am mostly noticing this in Eclipse / Android SDK as well.

Eder Bastos (riskbreaker927) wrote :

Sorry for the double post, but I feel I should mention this occurs both on my custom-built desktop and on my Dell Mini 9 netbook, both running Karmic.

alan ezust (alan-ezust) wrote :

I see it in debian squeeze too. And the fix of export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=true works like a charm.

alexduf (dufournetalexandre) wrote :

I have the same problem with firefox and flash.
I think the eclipse thing is another bug. Is there any solution for firefox ?
I've tested the repository version and firefox 4 beta 4, and both had the same behaviour.

It's like the mouseMove event came to the plugin, but not the mouseClick event.
I'm on a 64bit architecture, and chromium do not have the same plugin, so i'm thinking about a firefox problem.

ps: may i create a new bug report ?

alexduf (dufournetalexandre) wrote :

"I'm on a 64bit architecture, and chromium do not have the same plugin, so i'm thinking about a firefox problem."
=>
I'm on a 64bit architecture, and chromium do not have the same problem, so i'm thinking about a firefox problem.

sorry, no "edit" button found

 Flash bug is being tracked in bug 410407.

On 08/16/2010 12:15 PM, alexduf wrote:
> I have the same problem with firefox and flash.
> I think the eclipse thing is another bug. Is there any solution for
firefox ?
> I've tested the repository version and firefox 4 beta 4, and both had
the same behaviour.
>
> It's like the mouseMove event came to the plugin, but not the
mouseClick event.
> I'm on a 64bit architecture, and chromium do not have the same plugin,
so i'm thinking about a firefox problem.
>
> ps: may i create a new bug report ?
>

Changed in gtk:
importance: Unknown → High
status: Unknown → New
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