window manager control of mouse button menus

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djraymondnm
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window manager control of mouse button menus

Postby djraymondnm » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:23 am

In pcmanfm --desktop when the window manager (openbox in my case) is given control of the mouse button menus,
the right mouse button works as expected. However the center mouse button transfers control to openbox
for a short time and then cuts off this control. Not good for use of pcmanfm --desktop under openbox!
I am using pcmanfm 1.2.5 under Arch Linux.

The problem does not exist with pcmanfm-qt.

I don't have the authority to post this to the bugtracker.

Rex Bouwense
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Re: window manager control of mouse button menus

Postby Rex Bouwense » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:27 am

I am not sure why you do not have authority to submit a bug report. That doesn't make sense.
http://sourceforge.net/p/pcmanfm/bugs/
Anyone can submit a bug report.
Rex
Lubuntu 16.04

drooly
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Re: window manager control of mouse button menus

Postby drooly » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:01 am

djraymondnm wrote:the center mouse button transfers control to openbox
for a short time and then cuts off this control.

i cannot reproduce on debian lxde, middle click gives openbox' client menu, and clicking it works as expected.

djraymondnm
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Re: window manager control of mouse button menus

Postby djraymondnm » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:36 pm

Hmm.... I see two possibilities:

1. Unless you are using Debian "testing", pcmanfm is probably not the current
version, but considerably older. This problem developed for me recently (in the
past couple of months) though I cannot pin down exactly when, suggesting
that the bug was introduced recently.

2. The middle button pulls up the openbox menu initially when I login, but fails
to do so after a certain amount of activity involving the file manager. (Sorry I
can't be more specific, it is pretty random.)

drooly
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Re: window manager control of mouse button menus

Postby drooly » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:52 pm

djraymondnm wrote:1. Unless you are using Debian "testing", pcmanfm is probably not the current
version, but considerably older. This problem developed for me recently (in the
past couple of months) though I cannot pin down exactly when, suggesting
that the bug was introduced recently.

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Name            : pcmanfm
Version         : 1.2.5-1
Description     : Extremely fast and lightweight file manager
Architecture    : x86_64
Build Date      : Sun 22 Jan 2017 00:41:07 EET
Install Date    : Sun 29 Jan 2017 14:27:46 EET

Name            : openbox
Version         : 3.6.1-3
Architecture    : x86_64
Build Date      : Sat 20 Feb 2016 18:35:09 EET
Install Date    : Sat 21 May 2016 14:58:23 EEST

$ uname -rv
4.9.8-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 6 12:59:40 CET 2017
i still cannot reproduce, both on my debian vm and on my arch box.
not saying you're imagining this, but before you claim it's a bug, you should do some troubleshooting. a good starting point might be the xorg and openbox logs.

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Re: window manager control of mouse button menus

Postby seppalta » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:35 am

Not sure what you are asking, but Sections 2 and 4 in http://www.lxlinux.com discuss configuring pcmanfm for controlling or not controlling the desktop. The main advantages to having pcmanfm control the desktop is to use pcmanfm --desktop-pref to control wallpaper and to be able to have desktop icon app launchers.


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