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Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby man_without_clue on Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:19 am

Hi,

New to Linux Mint. I just installed Mint 16 Xfce yesterday.
While I really am impressed by Mint, I got some minor problem few times when I was using firefox and thunderbird.
All the sudden the menu bar and mouse' right button menu become unfunctional meaning that when I go to the main menu and try to select by left clicking, nothing shows up. When this happenes, Mouse right click menu also show nothing...

Any solution?
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby Schievelbein on Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:40 am

I was using Mint 15 until 3 days ago when I did an update on my computer and I now have exact same issue.
My system was a 13/14/15 system, so I just went ahead and did an erase & free install.
I still have the issue.

Curiosity --- is your system 64bit?
Do you have an Nvidia GX460 video card also?
Are you using a Logitech mouse also?

I cant believe we are the only two people with the issue.
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby man_without_clue on Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:22 am

I just installed Mint 13 Maya, 32 bit. I wanted stability, so I choose this one however same problem occurs.

I don't know if this happens to other applications or not yet. Not only menu bar, but aloso mouse right click menu disappears.
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby gold_finger on Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:37 pm

Not sure, but could be that you need to install proprietary graphics driver. Check to see if one is available for your system. If so, install it.

Under Mint Xfce 16: Menu -> System -> Driver Manager
(Cinnamon and others might be under: Menu -> Administration -> Driver Manager)

Let it load and check system -- it will then display any proprietary drivers available. If none shown, then none available for your system.


Under Mint Xfce 13: Menu -> Settings -> Additional Drivers
(Not sure where in Menu that is for other desktops.)

Reboot computer after installing new graphics driver and hopefully that solves the problem.
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby man_without_clue on Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:14 am

I'm using Geforce 7600GS and 32 bit system.

I didn't know Mint has this "Additional Driver" feature...wow. I just installed and activated proprietary driver. See if this makes difference or not.

Anyway, thanks a lot for teaching me this.
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby man_without_clue on Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:45 am

I am sad to announce that this problem still occurs after installation of nVidia proprietary driver....

So, it's not because of the video draiver, must be something else...
Could it be something to do with Xfce??
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby gold_finger on Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:54 pm

man_without_clue wrote:I am sad to announce that this problem still occurs after installation of nVidia proprietary driver....

So, it's not because of the video draiver, must be something else...
Could it be something to do with Xfce??


Sorry to here that. I don't really know what could be causing that. As a shot in the dark: if you're using a wireless mouse, is it possible that the batteries are getting low? Try using a new battery to make sure that's not the problem.
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby man_without_clue on Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:45 pm

No, I am not using wireless mouse or anything, jus plain old wired mouse and keyboard.

I still don't know if same problem occurs on other applications or not, but everytime this happens, I have to close and restart firefox.

I don't know this happens on other desktop, I only use Xfce but happened on both Mint 13 and 16.
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby wapok147 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:40 pm

Hey

I am using Firefox under Mint 16 KDE and I have the exact same problem. It's quite annoying as it seems to happen quite frequently and the only solution is to close all instances of Firefox and restart them one by one.

I'm also having the same problem, although much less frequent with Mozilla Thunderbird: the menus just don't expand and right click menus don't appear.
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby man_without_clue on Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:16 am

oh, ok. So it's not Xfce problem...

Somebody's got to report this as bug...I just don't know how.

This problem never happens on Debian...
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby wapok147 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:25 am

I had a look at the defects already logged in firefox web site, and non seem to look like the problem we've got.

There's chances this is actually not a Firefox problem but something related to the add-ons or extensions.

Have you figured which particular usage pattern triggers the problem? Because I haven't.

The next step is to use Firefox and Thunderbird in "safe mode" and see if the problem still appears.

To run Firefox in safe mode: launch whichever equivalent of Krunner you have in xfce (Alt-F2) and type "firefox -safe-mode".

Let's see what happens...

More about the safe mode here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tr ... -safe-mode
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby man_without_clue on Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:55 am

Firefox updated, now 27.0.

This problem still occurs.

I really don't know why...
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby gold_finger on Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:38 am

I still don't know the answer to problem, but found this post where someone said that a Firefox addon ended up causing similar problems (see post #7): http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2058660. If you've got a few addons, try disabling one at a time to see if the problem goes away.

Here's a bug report on exactly your issue: Right Click stops working randomly. Someone on post #5 seems to suggest something that solved the issue. Have a look at that if an addon is not the culprit.
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby rbbernardino on Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:07 am

Hello! What happens to me is that right after opening firefox it is ok, works. But after some minutes it just stop working. So if I really need it I just restart firefox.
I couldn't solve the problem, but at least can use the context menu.
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Re: Menu Bar & Mouse Right button menu become unfunctional

Postby man_without_clue on Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:25 am

As of July 2014, I upgraded to Mint 17Xfce.
No more this problem appears.

So, I just say, good bye, Mint 13
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