#1066 Cursor goes missing

v1.8
closed-works-for-me
None
5
2014-01-15
2013-03-21
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.