Re: mouse clicks doesn't work

On Fri,  2 Apr 2004 11:28:32 -0800 (PST)
Geoff Kuenning <geoff cs hmc edu> wrote:

> > My root window setting is that 
> > Button 1 click is Popup root menu and 
> > button 2 click is Popup window list
> > 
> > Sometimes it happens to me that clicking mouse button 1 and 2 are
> > not working any more. There is only a beep after clicking.
> > 
> > Only restarting sawfish helps.
> > 
> > I would like to know what I can do to find the cause of the problem.
> I haven't found the cause, but I have some more information and a more
> convenient workaround when it happens.
> The situation seems to happen when I pop up a menu, don't select an
> item, and then type something.  To avoid that, if I pop up a menu and
> then change my mind, I move the mouse into and out of a random window
> so that the focus changes.  That avoids the problem.

I'm not able to reproduce it. Next time I have to pay attention what
exactly produced it 

> When it hangs, you can unhang it by killing the menu process.  I use
> alt-TAB to select a shell window, use ps | grep menu to find the menu
> process, and then kill it with a kill -9.  Sawfish will then restart
> the menu helper the next time you click on the root.

Thanks, this sounds good. Something I could try more easily next
time when it happens again.


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