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    mouse sporadically stops grabbing & hotkeys stop working

    Everything is working fine, but out of the blue I won’t be able to grab a window, or any content within the window. Or I’ll be able to grab one window but not any other window. No right click works and it won’t click any dash or panel icons either. When this happens I also won’t be able to use my hotkeys. Ctrl+Alt+whatever doesn’t work. Only the super key and F12 will work for pulling down yakuake.

    It totally appears out of the blue and only solution I have when it does is to reboot.

    What can i check, reset in the terminal, or reinstall to ensure smooth sailing of my mouse and hotkeys?


    Precise 64amd - Unity 3D

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    Re: mouse sporadically stops grabbing & hotkeys stop working

    you might try a different keyboard, but really no idea where you'd file a bug for this

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    Re: mouse sporadically stops grabbing & hotkeys stop working

    It's happening again, this time after an update.

    Now I can click on content inside of windows but can't drag windows or resize them! And I can't select anything on the panel either..

    Is there just anyway that I can completely dump all compiz and unity settings? I think it may be due to some conflict between them?

    How would I go about resetting both to default?

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    Re: mouse sporadically stops grabbing & hotkeys stop working

    Prefix changed from ubuntu to lubuntu.

    To reset unity/compiz, you need to type
    Code:
    unity --reset
    in a terminal.

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    Re: mouse sporadically stops grabbing & hotkeys stop working

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingspecial View Post
    Code:
    unity --reset
    thanks, unfortunately that doesn't fix the mouse/keyboard issue I'm having.

    Even now, my mouse can't highlight the errors in terminal output for me to paste here. Which are different each time.

    i just now had to reset unity 5 or so times until I could get it so my mouse could select the text box in this browser window so I could proceed typing in it again. Alt-tab or ctrl-alt-key now does absolutely nothing.

    So, maybe it's not unity? Is there something I could reinstall pertaining to mouse and keyboard operation? It can't be the mouse/keyboard itself, I've tried others with same results on every usb port.
    Last edited by goltoof; June 30th, 2012 at 06:42 AM.

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    Re: mouse sporadically stops grabbing & hotkeys stop working

    Something, somewhere, somehow, please?

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    Re: mouse sporadically stops grabbing & hotkeys stop working

    Seriously... there has GOT to be something!!

    Please tell me I don't have to reinstall because of this one silly bug..

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