Re: 2 Problems

On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 19:56, Bhattacharya, Soubhik wrote:
> Ben FrantzDale wrote:
> >>I'm using Gnome with Redhat 7.2 on a Dell PC having P-III. There are two 
> >>things about my Gnome that are disturbing me--
> > 
> > 
> > What version of Gnome are you using?
> > 
> version 1.4
> > 
> >>1) i can't use mouse to paste text. i do select and copy text using 
> >>mouse. but to paste it have to use `shift-insert' key combination.
> > 
> > 
> > That's not right. Is this only within gnome programs, or even for things
> > like xterm or mozilla?
> it's true for xterm and mozilla. Gnome being my graphical desktop 
> environment, I assumed that it is responsible for these issues.

It isn't. That is the job of X11.

By "use [the] mouse to paste text" I assume you mean middle-clicking. If
so, then it sounds like X  doesn't see your middle mouse button. Try
draging things around on the gnome panel with the middle button. If you
can't then the issue is X not seeing the button.

If you have a 2-button mouse, it may not be set to emulate 3 buttons.

> >>2) when i maximize a window, it doesn't automatically get the focus. i 
> >>have to explicitly click on the window to bring it in focus. this is 
> >>*very* counter-intuitive.
> > 
> > 
> > That doesn't make sense either. What window manager are you using?
> > 
> > 
> my window manager is Sawfish. i solved this problem by running config 
> tool for Sawfish. thank you for providing the clue.
> as a naive user (who does not know much about the architecture of a 
> graphical desktop environment), i was looking for an one-stop solution 
> shop for all graphical desktop related problems. that motivated me to 

This list is pretty much that, at least if you are using gnome :-)

Just because "it's an X issue" doesn't mean we don't want to help people
get gnome working happily.

> send the mail to this list. i also emphasize that a user of Gnome, who 
> is not a GUI programmer, shud not worry much about the nuts and bolts of 
> the system, which are not immediately visible to him/her. i mean, that 
> is the only way to popularize a graphical desktop environment.

I agree completely, as do most of the gnome developers. 


> > 
> >>if these are bugs, then are any fixes available? or, some new version of 
> >>Gnome known not to have these problems? better still, is it possible to 
> >>get around the problems by changing some configuration?
> >>
> >>Regards,
> >>Soubhik.

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