Draging window with a mousepad needs extra tab for release (locked drags)12.04

Bug #934184 reported by dum on 2012-02-17
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Ubuntu unity 12.04 alpha:
After the last update (15-2-2012) the behaviour of the mouse-pad changed.

Normally if i want to drag or maximise a window i can double tab on the mouse-pad and drag the window.
After that, I release my finger and I'm done.
At this moment the mouse pointer sticks to the window (a hand icon) and it needs a extra tab to release it.

I do not like this behaviour, is this changed in unity or a bug?

dum (dummyxl) wrote :

i have solved my "bug" myself.

solution, I have installed Gpointing Device Settings and Disabled the
Enable locked drags option.

Still no idea why this was one after a update.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
dum (dummyxl) wrote :

update: after using unity for 2 hours, it came back... :-(

The option was not on when i look inside the Gpointing Device Settings application, but enable it and set it of again works.

I think there is another program that overwrite my settings but I don't know where to search.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → New
dum (dummyxl) on 2012-02-18
summary: - Draging window with a mousepad needs extra tab for release 12.04
+ Draging window with a mousepad needs extra tab for release (locked
+ drags)12.04
dum (dummyxl) wrote :

Update: after reboot the locked drags are activated again.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ahmed Shams (ashams) on 2012-02-20
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → New
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

tested it and checked this one i am also affected by this one.

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

really there is nothing in Unity doing this.

no longer affects: unity (Ubuntu)
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

@Chase could you please enlighten us about the situation.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

That seems the same issue than bug #934770

the change was discussed described by Chase on
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-desktop/2012-February/003694.html

"* When the user checks "Enable mouse clicks with touchpad", I believe
the "Synaptics Locked Drags" setting should be true.
...
If it's not entirely clear what the change is, try setting the property
and playing with it. Enabling the property resolves the problem of
trying to drag farther than your touchpad is wide or tall."

Reassigning to xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

affects: gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu) → xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu)
dum (dummyxl) wrote :

Addition:
I did not do anything with any setting, just updated Ubuntu 12.04 and after that the locked drag activated.
AFTER that i was looking in mouse settings, but i can't change this setting there. So i installed Gpointing Device Settings.
There i was enable to set this setting OFF and this works only one session.

So i think there are two problems here,
1. The locked drags are activated after installing updates (and can't be disabled through the Ubuntu gui)
2. settings of Gpointing Device Settings are not saved after reboot (other problem)

I do not know how to change my mouse settings now, it still locked drag (and i do not like that).

I hope this post helps...

dum (dummyxl) wrote :

Ps. I have enabled "mouse clicks with touchpad"
But i don' t want locked drags enabled.

dum (dummyxl) wrote :

<quote>When the user checks "Enable mouse clicks with touchpad", I believe
the "Synaptics Locked Drags" setting should be true.</quote>

... Why? ... This are two separate thing, I want clicks with touchpad and normal drags (like on older Ubuntu versions).

__________________________________________
<quote>That seems the same issue than bug #934770</quote>
I think that is different, i don't have problems like that.

dum (dummyxl) wrote :

<quote>That seems the same issue than bug #934770</quote>
... reading it again,... the core problem could be the same.

So this is not a bug but a configuration change, and it's not easy to revert the locked drags setting for me / users through the Ubuntu gui ?

(why is there no setting option inside the stock mouse settings of Ubuntu 12.04 to change this behavior so everybody is happy)

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