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Jim Byrnes 06-20-2012 03:50 PM

Thunderbird inadvertent drag & drop triggered
 
Running Ubuntu 10.04 and Thunderbird 13.x

Since upgrading to the 13 series of Thunderbird I have been seeing this
strange problem. When reading newsgroup messages the pointer will
sometimes change to a hand with a document attached to it. It looks
like a drag & drop operations was triggered somehow, but when that
happens the mouse is unusable. The pointer moves but clicking or double
clicking with either button does nothing. The only solution seems to be
ctrl-alt-del and then use the keyboard to restart Ubuntu.


It seems to happen when I am clicking to open a different newsgroup.

I wonder if anyone else is seeing this?

Thanks, Jim


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NoOp 06-22-2012 01:00 AM

Thunderbird inadvertent drag & drop triggered
 
On 06/20/2012 08:50 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> Running Ubuntu 10.04 and Thunderbird 13.x
>
> Since upgrading to the 13 series of Thunderbird I have been seeing this
> strange problem. When reading newsgroup messages the pointer will
> sometimes change to a hand with a document attached to it. It looks
> like a drag & drop operations was triggered somehow, but when that
> happens the mouse is unusable. The pointer moves but clicking or double
> clicking with either button does nothing. The only solution seems to be
> ctrl-alt-del and then use the keyboard to restart Ubuntu.
>
> It seems to happen when I am clicking to open a different newsgroup.
>
> I wonder if anyone else is seeing this?
...

Welcome to the fray...
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=736811>
[Mouse occasionally changes to drag cursor and the mouse buttons stop
functioning]

I just tested with 14.0b3:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:14.0) Gecko/20120619 Thunderbird/14.0
<https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/all-beta.html>
and 'workaround' patch works like it does in SeaMonkey 2.11.2b2. You
will still get the D&D cursor when selecting a Subject. However when you
click the message Subject again the cursor will revert to normal & you
shouldn't have any further problems with it during your session.

Gary



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Jim Byrnes 06-22-2012 02:28 PM

Thunderbird inadvertent drag & drop triggered
 
On 06/21/2012 08:00 PM, NoOp wrote:

On 06/20/2012 08:50 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:

Running Ubuntu 10.04 and Thunderbird 13.x

Since upgrading to the 13 series of Thunderbird I have been seeing this
strange problem. When reading newsgroup messages the pointer will
sometimes change to a hand with a document attached to it. It looks
like a drag & drop operations was triggered somehow, but when that
happens the mouse is unusable. The pointer moves but clicking or double
clicking with either button does nothing. The only solution seems to be
ctrl-alt-del and then use the keyboard to restart Ubuntu.

It seems to happen when I am clicking to open a different newsgroup.

I wonder if anyone else is seeing this?

...

Welcome to the fray...
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=736811>
[Mouse occasionally changes to drag cursor and the mouse buttons stop
functioning]

I just tested with 14.0b3:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:14.0) Gecko/20120619 Thunderbird/14.0
<https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/all-beta.html>
and 'workaround' patch works like it does in SeaMonkey 2.11.2b2. You
will still get the D&D cursor when selecting a Subject. However when you
click the message Subject again the cursor will revert to normal & you
shouldn't have any further problems with it during your session.

Gary



Thanks for the heads up. It doesn't happen often and it seemed so
random I was never sure what I did to trigger it.


Regards, Jim




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