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#1066 Cursor goes missing

v1.8
closed-works-for-me
Lars Windolf
None
5
2014-01-15
2013-03-21
Peter Williams
No

During normal use the cursor disappears when over liferea but reappears when moved off liferea. This means that when using liferea I have to guess where the cursor is in order to do things. If I kill liferea and restart it the cursor works fine for a while and then disappears again.

System Fedora 18, Cinnamon desktop, Liferea 1.8.12 installed.
I could not find a bug report for this problem.

Discussion

  • Peter Williams
    Peter Williams
    2013-03-21

    This problem appears to be triggered when I "open links in Liferea's window" as opposed to opening them in my browser. The cursor is visible in the viewing window but disappears when it is moved off the view window to the rest of liferea.

    It doesn't always disappear and sometimes if the web page being viewed changes the cursor shape it stays changed when I leave the view window and go back to the rest of liferea.

    As a workaround I'll revert to using my browser to view web pages.

     
  • Lars Windolf
    Lars Windolf
    2013-06-09

    Sorry, I never heard of a similar bug report or anyone also having the effect.

     
  • Peter Williams
    Peter Williams
    2013-06-09

    Well, I just checked and it's still happening. This is now on a different system: Mint 15 x86_64, Cinnamon and Liferea 1.8.10; so it wasn't just the set up I was using. I emphasize the problem only occurs when I use the "open links in Liferea's window" option instead of using an external browser. I've also noticed (this time) that the loss of cursor occurs AFTER the cursor has been used in the "link window". So what happens is that the cursor is visible in the link window and outside of Liferea but not over the rest of Liferea.

    Have you actually tried the scenario that I've just described?

     
  • genodeftest
    genodeftest
    2013-06-10

    I tried to reproduce (Fedora 18, Liferea 1.8 and Liferea 1.10 from git) and it doesn't happen to me. Seems more like a theme or gtk bug to me.

     
  • Peter Williams
    Peter Williams
    2013-06-10

    Forget about the those bits. Did you try selecting the "open links in Liferea's window" option and then opening a link and then using the cursor inside the web page?

     
  • Lars Windolf
    Lars Windolf
    2013-06-11

    Yes. And it works without problems.

     
  • Lars Windolf
    Lars Windolf
    2013-06-11

    • status: open --> open-works-for-me
    • assigned_to: Lars Windolf
     
  • Peter Williams
    Peter Williams
    2013-06-12

    I've been doing some more investigation and can now report that the problem only occurs when I have "enable prowser plugins" selected in addition to "open links in Liferea's window".

     
  • Peter Williams
    Peter Williams
    2013-06-12

    More playing around indicates that Adobe flash plug in may be the culprit.

     
  • genodeftest
    genodeftest
    2013-10-10

    So it seems like this is a bug in Adobe Flash and/or WebkitGTK+, not in Liferea.

     
  • Lars Windolf
    Lars Windolf
    2014-01-15

    • status: open-works-for-me --> closed-works-for-me
     
  • Lars Windolf
    Lars Windolf
    2014-01-15

    Closing this as Flash-caused.