[Solved] Re: Strange mouse behaviour

Ray Parrish crp at cmc.net
Fri Mar 27 15:26:49 UTC 2009

Keith Clark wrote:
> Exactly what it was!  Fixed and thanks for hte hint.
> Keith
> On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 03:31:38 -0700, Ray Parrish <crp at cmc.net> wrote:
>> Keith Clark wrote:
>>> My son must have set something incorrectly but for the life of me I
> don't
>>> know what or even how to describe what is happening clearly.
>>> Within a window, say Firefox, if the left mouse button is depressed, the
>>> cursor turns into the four arrow keys and the movement of the mouse just
>>> moves the window.  Just like it would do it the title bar were selected
>>> and
>>> dragged around.  It happens no matter where the cursor is within the
>>> window.
>>> Clicking the left mouse button on a menu, like System drop down menu
>>> still
>>> works as normal.
>>> I hope I've described the problem clearly enough for someone to offer a
>>> fix.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Keith
>> Hello,
>> Is Compiz installed? There are settings within it that can produce the 
>> behavior you are describing. I'm not sure of the exact plugin within 
>> Compiz that would be responsible, but check each of them for the "key 
>> bindings" section, and see if there is a setting to bind "move" to the 
>> left mouse button.
>> That's the only thing I can think of that might be doing it. I was going 
>> to suggest the Keyboard Shortcuts menu item under preferences, but I 
>> don't think it sets anything for the mouse buttons, so would be a waste 
>> of time.
>> Later, Ray Parrish
You're welcome! Glad that sorted it out for you.

Later, Ray Parrish

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