Mouse cursor gets stuck in "drag and drop" mode. Keyboard input dies.

Bug #3294 reported by Jeffrey Elkner on 2005-10-17
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
epiphany-browser (Ubuntu)
galeon (Ubuntu)
wxwidgets2.6 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm not sure which package this belongs to: python-wxgtk2.6 or libwxgtk2.6-0 (or something else), but it appears in the following programs: gvr, drpython, spe.

When text is highlighted and an attempt is made to drag the text to another window, the mouse cursor gets stuck in the "drag and drop mode". Sometimes keyboard input still works, and you can use Alt-f keys to get to a drop down menu and make the cursor change back to normal. Other times keyboard input is lost and restarting X is the only solution.

My students are using GvR and drpython and accidentally make this happen several times each day.

Changed in wxwidgets2.6:
assignee: nobody → motu
Farias (aaron-bitchx) wrote :

used gpg

Yann Rouillard (yann-pleiades) wrote :

Can you test on dapper and see if you can reproduce this bug ?

Changed in wxwidgets2.6:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
Alexandre Otto Strube (surak) wrote :

Jeffrey, this was six months ago. Can you confirm with latest dapper release if this is still a bug? Thank you.

I haven't seen the problem since soon after I submitted the bug report. Please mark it fixed (or am I supposed to do that?)


jeff elkner

On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 00:20:23 -0000, Alexandre Otto Strube <email address hidden> wrote:
>Jeffrey, this was six months ago. Can you confirm with latest dapper
>release if this is still a bug? Thank you.
>Mouse cursor gets stuck in "drag and drop" mode. Keyboard input dies.

Alexandre Otto Strube (surak) wrote :

Thanks Jeff! One bug less for the developers care about!

Changed in wxwidgets2.6:
status: Needs Info → Fix Released
Sridhar Dhanapalan (sridhar) wrote :

This problem exists on Galeon in Edgy. To reproduce:

1. open Galeon, followed by the bookmarks editor
2. try to drag a link from the grab handle next to the URL bar over to the bookmarks editor

Most of the time, the mouse cursor will lock itself into 'drag and drop' mode, and will refuse to release. Most keyboard input does not work. All I am able to do is to switch to another tty with Ctrl+Alt+F1 and from there kill Galeon. After I return to X, my cursor is working.

Sridhar Dhanapalan (sridhar) wrote :

This problem still exists on Galeon on Feisty.

Galeon has been replaced by Epiphany, so it isn't developped anymore. Do you have this issue with the latest version of Epiphany ? Thank you.

Changed in galeon:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info

Anything new on this ?

Changed in galeon:
importance: Undecided → Low
Sridhar Dhanapalan (sridhar) wrote :

I can't reproduce this in Epiphany, but it still exists in Galeon. Galeon is not dead (yet), it is just in maintenance mode. They still release bugfix and Mozilla compatibility releases from time to time.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for galeon (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Confirming that this affects Epiphany-webkit 2.29.2 in Ubuntu Lucid. It happens quite often. (it was nearly non-existant with epiphany-gecko, one year ago)

Kai Mast (kai-mast) wrote :

Can confirm this for epiphany 2.29/2.30 too. Most annyoing bug on my desktop at the moment :(

Richard Klein (kleinric) wrote :

Happens to me when using Empathy 2.30.1 on Lucid... it's really killing me :( if u click by mistake and drag (often happens on touchpad...) the mouse stays in the 'dragging mode' and the keyboard dies...

 Ctrl+F_ works sometimes - when that happens i can "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart"

But then i lose what i was doing :/ The compiz shortcuts still work before doing that. Nothing else does.

Other times that dies completely and i have to just hold the power button :'(

Happy to provide more info if needed.


Jouni Mettala (jouni-mettala) wrote :

Epiphany browser task looks like bug #461424

I'm closing this bug since the epiphany/webkit part has already been reported as bug #461424 and fixed, as Jouni already pointed out.

Changed in epiphany-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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