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Caja mouse_back_button not working

Postby NoMad28 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:54 am

Hello,
I'm having trouble with the Caja Filebrowser and my mouse. Caja doesn't seem to recognize the mouse's input for the back / forward buttons.
However, these work fine in other applications (tested: chrome, firefox).
I used the Configuration Editor to look for preferences to edit, there are mouse_back_button, mouse_forward_button and mouse_use_extra_buttons fields.
Back is set to 8, forward is set to 9. (Un)Selecting mouse_use_extra_buttons doesn't solve the problem. mouse_back_button and mouse_forward_button seem to be the right values, xinput says:
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xinput query-state 9 | grep down
   button[8]=down

when holding down the mouse's back button. Oddly, there are multiple mouse input devices listed, and the back button only works for device #9:
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xinput --list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                       id=2   [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                 id=4   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Areson Gaming II                           id=9   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Areson Gaming II                           id=10   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                      id=3   [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard                id=5   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                               id=6   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                               id=7   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Plantronics Plantronics GameCom 780        id=8   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ G15 Gaming Keyboard                        id=11   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ G15 Gaming Keyboard                        id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ G15 GamePanel LCD                          id=13   [slave  keyboard (3)]


The mouse I use is a Gigabyte GM-M8000, no linux drivers available on their homepage.

So when I press back/fwd, in Caja, this doesn't make the browser go back/fwd, but it seems to misinterpret the input:
Files get selected / the file menu is opened when pressing back/fwd and hovering above one of those elements. On Single-Click Directory-Open (default setting) folders also just get selected, not opened.

Additionally, here's a xev output for back-button, forward-button and left-click presses:
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ButtonPress event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x3a00001,
    root 0xbb, subw 0x0, time 89727063, (74,86), root:(77,134),
    state 0x10, button 8, same_screen YES

ButtonRelease event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x3a00001,
    root 0xbb, subw 0x0, time 89727211, (74,86), root:(77,134),
    state 0x10, button 8, same_screen YES

ButtonPress event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x3a00001,
    root 0xbb, subw 0x0, time 89733084, (74,86), root:(77,134),
    state 0x10, button 9, same_screen YES

ButtonRelease event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x3a00001,
    root 0xbb, subw 0x0, time 89733284, (74,86), root:(77,134),
    state 0x10, button 9, same_screen YES

ButtonPress event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x3a00001,
    root 0xbb, subw 0x0, time 89734290, (74,86), root:(77,134),
    state 0x10, button 1, same_screen YES

ButtonRelease event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x3a00001,
    root 0xbb, subw 0x0, time 89734446, (74,86), root:(77,134),
    state 0x110, button 1, same_screen YES


Does anybody have an idea what could be wrong?
Thanks,
NoMad
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Re: Caja mouse_back_button not working

Postby RobH on Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:26 am

Hi,
did anyone have any thoughts on this problem?? I have switched from Mint Cinnamon to Mate with 16/Petra as I was having random instability issues and graphical glitches with cinnamon...

anyway - now that I am running Mate, I have found that Caja does not like the mouse back and forward buttons when in 'List view'... it seems ok in 'Icon view' and 'Compact View'.

It's not a show-stopper, but its annoying :?

Thanks in advance...
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Re: Caja mouse_back_button not working

Postby JosephM on Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:17 am

I have been using Mate lately for a few reasons and noticed the odd behavior of the mouse back button in Caja. In the icon view it only seems to work if the mouse cursor is over empty space. If the cursor is over an icon it doesn't do anything. Don't know what causes that behavior but it might explain the problems you have in the treeview since you might not have that same empty space to hover over.
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Re: Caja mouse_back_button not working

Postby RobH on Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:11 am

I am seeing the same behaviour as JosephM... back and forward buttons not working when cursor is over an item in either icon view or compact view.... not working anywhere when in list view
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