[Bug 1273523] [NEW] Mouse functions lost whilst in Firefox-release and beta Ubuntu 12.04

Tigerboy tigersands at gmail.com
Tue Jan 28 03:09:13 UTC 2014

Public bug reported:

Seems to be in "KDE" systems and applications and whilst in Firefox on
Gnome and Mate desktops.

What happens is after some varying amount of time the mouse becomes
rather limited as if a it is partially captured.

When in Gnome and using Firefox the limitations only effect the Firefox
program and not others.

The mouse wheel no longer causes the window content to scroll-- to
scroll one must pull down the drag bar-- the up and down arrows don't
work on the scroll bar to the right of the contents window.

The right-click no longer works. The left click allows one to change
selected windows and click in the content window but one cannot select
any of the menu buttons in the main Firefox program. It seems to be
similar to what happens in KDE and KDE programs.

To restore functionality in Firefox exit all instances of Firefox and
restart or sometimes requiring a reboot.

I'm guessing some sort of mouse functions capture but still uncertain.
Tried: xdotool mouse 3 which seemed at first to work to protect the
problem from occuring but it's unreliable at best.

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
     Assignee: Tigerboy (tigersands)
         Status: In Progress

** Changed in: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Tigerboy (tigersands)

** Changed in: firefox (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => In Progress

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