Ubuntu gets into a weird state with me where it can click in the task bar/title bar, but not inside the window(s) created by the program. Eg, if I open up a browser (chromium, firefox both behave this way as well as other programs), I cannot click on any of the tabs or on anything on the rendered page. I can click on the taskbar and close the program out entirely.

xinput also registers my mouse clicks, so I have a feeling this is somewhere after the hardware / driver level, something with how unity is handling the windows themselves. I have a built in synaptics touch pad as well as a logitech Anywhere MX mouse, and both have the same behaviours. (I've tried various combinations of one or both being active). Log outs and reboots haven't fixed the problem either. I am well and truly stuck