[Bug 187313] Re: [MASTER] right click (with button release) might activate popup-menu-item

Joakim Asplund megajocke at notsohotmail.com
Mon Jun 30 16:35:21 UTC 2008

The problem seems to be that the popup menu is displayed on button-down,
not button-up like on Windows. If the mouse is being moved just a little
bit at the same time it might be over an item when the button is
released. This could either be solved by changing the popup to appear on
button release OR introducing a short delay before button releases can
activate menu items.

Using a delay has the advantage of still allowing single click use of
the menu. (press to show, release to select)

This might be a problem in other applications too - for example the
Nautilus file manager shows context menus on mouse down. Instead of
changing every Gnome application to show menus on mouse-up instead maybe
a delay should be incorporated into the toolkit - mouse up in the first
XXmS of a menu being shown is not counted as selection.

Or has something already been done to fix this?

[MASTER] right click (with button release) might activate popup-menu-item
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