[Issue] Any way to stop the mouse capture by OOo dialogs?

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[Issue] Any way to stop the mouse capture by OOo dialogs?

Postby urandom » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:41 am

OOo (3.0) tries to confine the mouse cursor to whatever dialog is currently open. If the mouse tries to leave the dialog, the cursor will be moved to its center. I find this behaviour extremely annoying. Is there any way to turn it off?
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Re: Any way to stop the mouse capture by OOo dialogs?

Postby acknak » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:40 am

It doesn't do that for me (using Fedora 9). I would strongly suspect that it's something specific to your system. You may want to try renaming your OOo settings profile: ~/.openoffice.org/3

You might also try logging in to your system under a different user account with a fresh profile: perhaps a desktop setting has changed and conflicts with OOo3.
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Re: Any way to stop the mouse capture by OOo dialogs?

Postby urandom » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:25 am

You're right. Turns out my window manager moves the mouse, since OOo refocuses the dialog whenever the mouse enters the parent window of that dialog. So is there any way to turn off this refocusing, and instead just not allow the parent window to be focused (like regular modal dialogs behave)?
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Re: Any way to stop the mouse capture by OOo dialogs?

Postby acknak » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:19 pm

I'm not sure I follow exactly what you're describing--I don't see any kind of cursor trapping or jumping, so I don't think that's OOo's fault.

However, OOo does do a lot of window "management," so-called, like raising dialog windows when the parent gets focus. I like to use "focus follows mouse" and OOo's silly window management drives me crazy.

As far as I know, there's nothing that can be done about it in OOo. There's certainly no user-changeable option.
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Re: Any way to stop the mouse capture by OOo dialogs?

Postby Villeroy » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:35 pm

menu:Tools>Options... OpenOffice.org>View:Mouse poisoning:"No poisoning"
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: Any way to stop the mouse capture by OOo dialogs?

Postby urandom » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:02 pm

Villeroy wrote:menu:Tools>Options... OpenOffice.org>View:Mouse poisoning:"No poisoning"


That's completely different. It controls the mouse position when the dialog first appears.

However, OOo does do a lot of window "management," so-called, like raising dialog windows when the parent gets focus. I like to use "focus follows mouse" and OOo's silly window management drives me crazy.


This is the focus type I'm using as well, along with a feature that moves the mouse cursor to the newly focused window. It works great and helps show which window is now focused. But it fails miserably for OOo and OOo alone.
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Re: Any way to stop the mouse capture by OOo dialogs?

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:56 pm

Is it the Ubuntu version of OOo?
Can you try the Sun version? [Ubuntu] Installing OOo on Debian and Co.
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Re: Any way to stop the mouse capture by OOo dialogs?

Postby PeterKraus » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:58 pm

I can confirm the same using:
Enlightenment E17 WM
Openoffice 3.0
Arch Linux x86_64.

The behavior is normal when i set Enlightenment to "click to focus". The moment i set it to "pointer focus/sloppy focus", the mouse pointer can't leave any children window of OOo.... And I think this was present prior to OOo 3.0.

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Re: Any way to stop the mouse capture by OOo dialogs?

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:04 pm

You should file a bug report: [Tutorial] Reporting bugs or suggestions.
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Re: Any way to stop the mouse capture by OOo dialogs?

Postby PeterKraus » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:18 pm

OOo 3.0.X on Linux-Other
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Re: [Issue] Any way to stop the mouse capture by OOo dialogs?

Postby squaregoldfish » Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:02 pm

I'd just like to confirm the existence of this bug. I have the same setup as PeterKraus.

I can also confirm that this bug existed in 2.4.X

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Re: [Issue] Any way to stop the mouse capture by OOo dialogs?

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:33 pm

Have you voted for the bug? It's still unconfirmed and will get confirmed at 5 votes. You can cast 2 votes per issue BTW.
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