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Old 09-24-2009, 04:01 PM   #1
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Fedora 11: mouse misbehavior on elevator bar of Firefox 3.5.3-1.fc11


The "mouse misbehavior" I am referring to is this: when I click often enough of the down arrow of the elevator bar, Firefox seems to get stuck and it keep scrolling down after I have move the mouse away. It even keeps scrolling down if I click on the up arrow, or just about anywhere else on the elevator bar. Sometimes clicking on the bar will stop it, but not always. Sometimes it just keeps going, and I don't know what gets it out of that state.

It may be relevant to point out that I am on a laptop, a Toshiba M105-S3064, and I have long had the same problem here that I have seen on so many laptops, that of even a slight pressure off the mousepad causing the (mouse?) cursor to jump to an undesired, random location.

Finally, when I say "click often" it usually means with autorepeat. But I seem to recall it happening even without autorepeat, when I just clicked a lot.

Really finally now, I have not seen this in other programs under F11, such as Emacs or DocumentReader (evince). But it is annoyingly often under FFox.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
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i have had same thing happen ,but not very often,may be a bug ,cant prove it yet.is your ver 3.5 beta4?

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Old 10-01-2009, 04:27 PM   #3
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I don't think it's a FF problem. Check your mouse pad (or just the mouse settings) settings: You probably have "sticky keys" turned on.
 
Old 10-02-2009, 12:19 PM   #4
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I don't think it's a FF problem. Check your mouse pad (or just the mouse settings) settings: You probably have "sticky keys" turned on.
Nice guess, but no, I don't. And of course, I have considered the possibility that it is my mouse hardware, but two considerations weigh against it:

1) I have no problem like this in Windoze (this is a dual boot machine)
2) I have no problem like this in any other F11 program: only FFox.

BTW: I thought this problem went away with a recent update (I already don't remember which), but now I see it coming back, but more rarely: some recent update turned down the mouse repeat rate and so now I see it less often. Yet it seems to be becoming more frequent, though not yet as frequent as during the first week of running F11 on this machine.

This is why I am interested in hearing if others have had comparable experiences. So far I have only one such response.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 01:28 PM   #5
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I don't think it's a FF problem. Check your mouse pad (or just the mouse settings) settings: You probably have "sticky keys" turned on.
BTW: I see no option even remotely resembling "sticky keys" under System:Preferences:Mouse. "Sticky Keys" is under Assistive Technologies Preferences: Keyboard Accessibility.

Again, no, I do not have it selected.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 02:59 PM   #6
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And it is still true that I see this unasked for mouse repeat on scroll down button/elevator bar only when running Firefox 3.5.whatever, and only under F11. The same mouse works fine w/o the unsolicited repeat when I boot under WinXP.

Likewise it is still true that I see this under no other F11 program.
 
  


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