[xubuntu-users] Mouse focus problem in 15.10 - xfwm4 ?

Petter Adsen petter at synth.no
Wed Feb 17 11:29:36 UTC 2016

On Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:04:19 +0000
Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:

> I am having mouse focus problems on my laptop running xubuntu 15.10.
> Every so often (and it seems to be happening more frequently recently)
> the mouse pointer 'sticks' in one mode, not always the same mode
> though.
> For example sometimes it gets stuck in 'character pointer' mode, the
> 'I' like cursor.  Everything works as normal in the terminal window
> which 'owns' the cursor but, although it moves all over the screen,
> the pointer stays as a cursor and doesn't do anything when clicked.
> Another time the pointer stuck as an arrow and would only work in the
> workspace switcher though, as always, I could move the pointer all
> over the screen.
> I *think* restarting xfwm4 fixes it but I'm not absolutely sure yet. 
> It's possible that some wierd setting has got misconfigured though I
> have looked through the mouse and window manager settings and can't
> see anything particularly wrong.
> I've searched and found some fairly old (i.e. older xubuntu versions)
> reports of a similar problem but there doesn't seem to be any
> particular fix - except that of restarting the window manager.
> Does anyone have any ideas what might be wrong?

Do you still get the same behavior with an external mouse? That would
be the first thing to test.


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