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Old 04-06-2016, 03:10 AM   #1
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Gnome and Window behavior


So I recently updated to Debian Jessie and love the new Gnome look and feel. With two exceptions:

I constantly keep accidentally getting the window "stuck" to my mouse to move it around (what function does that serve?) and often the window gets maximized inadvertently (important in this day and age of browser fingerprinting). It happens with Iceweasel windows as well as Nautilus windows.

How/where can I turn these behaviors off?
 
Old 04-06-2016, 03:22 PM   #2
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this is certainly not normal behavior.
mouse button broken, random clicks?
 
Old 04-07-2016, 08:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying. It happens both with the trackpad and either of two mice, so I am confident it is not coming from the input device.
 
Old 04-09-2016, 12:31 AM   #4
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So I recently updated to Debian Jessie
can you shed some more light on this?
from what did you update?
is your system up-to-date and in a consistent state (no funny apt/sources)?
 
Old 04-16-2016, 12:56 PM   #5
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Hi!
No, just a standard clean install of Debian 8.3. It happens in a live CD also, so I suspect it is something to do directly with Debian (and the interaction with my Samsung laptop). Windows just frequently get "stuck" to the mouse and i end up inadvertently moving them around, and when I click again the window gets maximized.
Unfortunately, the settings menus in Gnome are pretty minimal and don't allow for much customization, so I am wondering where to look in dconfig or elsewhere to remedy this.
 
Old 04-19-2016, 01:42 AM   #6
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my Samsung laptop
so really this is a touchpad issue?
we would need some info on the trackpad, driver and model; unfortunately i'm not using a laptop and i forgot how to get that info.
ahh, here's something: https://wiki.debian.org/SynapticsTouchpad
with that you should be able to give us some solid info, maybe even solve the problem.

maybe the default settings are too sensitive to your liking?
maybe you have a problem of accidenatlly touching the touchpad while typing?

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Unfortunately, the settings menus in Gnome are pretty minimal and don't allow for much customization
that's why i'm not using gnome & co.
 
Old 04-19-2016, 04:18 AM   #7
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Thanks!

My Trackpad is:
SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

I reduced the sensitivity as you suggested and will observe the behavior. The problem does not happen while typing and accidentally touching the trackpad, rather, it occurs during active trackpad use (clicking on the title bar of a window gets that window stuck to my mouse and results in it being maximized when I release).
 
  


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