[invalid] Nautilus2.26.2 Shift Mouse LM7

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[invalid] Nautilus2.26.2 Shift Mouse LM7

Postby chontler on Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:20 am

Hi,
So in any nautilus explorer window, if I hold down shift and then click on a file (so I could grab a bunch) the mouse buttons suddenly stop working. The same happens on the touchpad. This leaves me to restart via the power button - I'm a total noob who hasn't figured out any keyboard shortcuts yet or how to restart the mouse via terminal.
any advice?

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Re: Nautilus2.26.2 Shift Mouse LM7

Postby chontler on Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:48 am

after further experiments, it seems that it's not just the nautilus explorer, but pretty much any application (unless they all use the same engine).
I managed to log out with the shift ctr del and log back in and that seemed to get the mouse working again.
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Re: Nautilus2.26.2 Shift Mouse LM7

Postby Egorama on Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:29 am

I'm still a n00b myself so forgive me if I'm wrong but I believe mouse functions are controlled by the X server so it's likely to be system wide. That being said out of curiosity I tried the shift+select here and couldn't replicate your problem, that would lead me to believe that X may not be quite set-up correctly for your laptop. Might be worth trying this one in the hardware help forum perhaps, see if someone can help you iron out the wrinkles.
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Re: Nautilus2.26.2 Shift Mouse LM7

Postby chontler on Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:44 am

Thanks for the reply. It wasn't that but I learnt a few things while trying. I found the issue in the compizconfig settings by turning off all the zoom desktop controls. So I guess that the zoom desktop is causing the mouse buttons to stop, but I don't even know what that does anyway. probably something really great but oh well! :D
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Re: Nautilus2.26.2 Shift Mouse LM7

Postby DrHu on Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:11 am

chontler wrote:So in any nautilus explorer window, if I hold down shift and then click on a file (so I could grab a bunch) the mouse buttons suddenly stop working. The same happens on the touchpad.
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..who hasn't figured out any keyboard shortcuts yet or how to restart the mouse via terminal.

You can always try ctrl alt backspace keybord combination to kill the x server (desktop) and relogin
http://lifehacker.com/5259425/re+enable ... ubuntu-904
    using the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace shortcut key combination will immediately restart the X server and bring you back to the login prompt
    Linux mint 7 gloria 32bit edition does have ctrl alt backspace keyboard combination enabled
search.php?st=0&sk=t&sd=d&keywords=syndaemon
http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/syndaemon1.html
You are not running syndaemon are you ?
--turns off touchpad for keyboard activity/use..
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