selection disappear

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Fri Aug 26 07:50:08 UTC 2011

On 26/08/11 17:33, user1 wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 22:25:34 +0000, user1 wrote:
>> On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 06:12:18 -0500, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
>>> On 08/15/2011 12:00 PM, user1 wrote:
>>>> I am using ubuntu maverick 10.10.
>>>> When I make a selection using the mouse og keyboard in e.g. leafpad,
>>>> notes and pan the selection disappear immediately. I have tried to
>>>> reboot, but the problem is still there? when i make a selection in
>>>> icecat everything looks fine.
>>> Sounds like a classic stuck key to me, make sure everything is clean.
>>> I could be wrong though.
>> The problem is still there whether I use the left mouse marker or the
>> shift+arrow keys?
> It is the blue marking of the selection which disappear, not the very
> selection??

How old is your mouse (and/or keyboard/mouse combo)? When was the last 
time you took it apart and (PROPERLY) cleaned it out, and then applied 
something like CRC-26 to the switches/contact points?

Some years ago I bought a 5-1 Creative speaker system which, after only 
a few weeks, suddenly stopped producing sound whenever I used the volume 
control. I took the control unit apart, sprayed the interior with CRC-26 
and the whole thing has now worked perfectly for 6 years.


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     Ronald Reagan

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