#726 Strange mouse behaviour in OS X

Mumble (544)

My mouse behaves very strange after Mumble is started on my mac. It doesn't recognize the clicks at the first try which is extremely irritating.
When holding down the left mouse button for a while (when marking a text for example) it tends to stick pressed down even after I let the mouse button go - until i click again.

This behavior occurs both in Mumble 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 with wiped config-file. (i.e. I removed "net.sourceforge.mumble.Mumble.plist".)
I'm currently running Mac OS X 10.6.6 but the same behavior occurred in at least 10.6.5.
It's not until recently I figured out this behavior was related to Mumble, and I'm not primary running Mumble under OS X. This makes it hard for me to remember for how long it has been like this. But my guess is forever.

As a side not I'm using SteerMouse. But the behavior persists even if SteerMouse is unloaded.
Also both my external Logitech mouse and the built in trackpad is affected.

Please contact twan at IRC for questions and further debugging.


  • twan

    twan - 2011-01-09

    Mumble 1.2.3 shell startup.

  • Mikkel Krautz

    Mikkel Krautz - 2011-01-10

    Hi twan,

    Could you please see if the following command line GlobalShortcut tester produces the same weird mouse behavior as when you run Mumble?


    Source code: https://gist.github.com/773523


  • twan

    twan - 2011-01-10

    Hej Mikkel,
    It seems to work as long as mumble-shortcut-test is running.
    The mouse behavior starts again when closing the cmd-test while Mumble is still running.

    I think you nailed it :)


  • Mikkel Krautz

    Mikkel Krautz - 2011-01-10

    I'm confused now.

    Does running mumble-shortcut-test while running Mumble remove the weird mouse behavior? If so, that's ... interesting.

    What I wanted to know was whether running the command line tool (without having Mumble running, also), still yields the same weird behavior.

  • twan

    twan - 2011-01-10

    Sorry for being unclear.
    While only mumble-shoutcut-test is running the mouse is good.
    While mumble-shourtcut-test is still running I start Mumble and mouse is still good.
    When closing mumble-shortcut-test and only running Mumble the mouse is bad.

    I.e. mumble-shourtcut-test works as an temporary fix for me :)


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