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So, my system is currently suffering under the weirdest bug I've yet encountered.
I'm running Debian (originally a Knoppix hard disk install), and I'm thoroughly upgraded and what-not. My window manager of choice is KDE.
So here's the bug:
In any window (konsole, firebird, gaim, you name it), when I hit "Enter", there seems to be about a one-in-ten chance of the system either a) cascading all the windows I have open, or b) switching me to a different virtual desktop.
It's not destroying my system, but it's quickly killing my productivity, as my windows re-arrange themselves right under my nose, or whisk me off to a different desktop entirely.
Anyone seen this before? Anyone have any idea as to a solution??
I'm wondering if maybe it has something to do with my mouse. My mouse is configured to open the "Window List Menu" on middle click. That menu has "Unclutter windows" and "Cascade windows" as the first options.
But I don't think my mouse button is sticking, and I have NO clue why that would relate to the "Enter" key.
Did this ever happen to you with a different kde version? If not why not just switch back to another version of KDE? Since you said that it was a knoppix hardrive install does Knoppix have the same problem? Maybe it's the KDE with your hardware or maybe a generic bug. Try reporting to the kde developers. I hope my information could provide you with some help.
Is it only when you press enter. I think that you can get a virtual keyboard on your screen and see if you can hit enter without it screwing up. If you can do this try to use a different keyboard to see if that fixes the problem.
I am running SuSE 8.1 with KDE 3.1.3. I can get a similar effect by positioning my pointer over the pager applet and spinning the mouse wheel. KDE rapidly flips through my desktops. I also can get the effect when I am doing a drag and drop and drag across portions of the control panel. I think that the effect is a result of the function that allows you to drag and drop from one desktop to another.
But I have no idea why it would happen when paradoxdruid hits Enter. Perhaps paradoxdruid has sticky mouse keys and he is actually hitting some combination like <Enter> <left mouse button> He could test that by cleaning out the mouse and see what happens.