Re: [textadept] GTK+ missing mouse up events on Win7

From: mitchell <>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:43:21 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Hi Patrick,

On Thu, 11 Aug 2011, Patrick wrote:

> I've notice that if you're dragging a selection around or a scroll bar etc. and then release the mouse
> button off the editor window, it doesn't get the mouse up event.� This isn't a problem on OSX but its
> pretty frustrating to have the editor think that you're dragging when none of the buttons are down.
> Clicking somewhere in the window again fixes the issue.� I've notices that the gtk/bin/gtk-demo.exe
> has the same problem.� Is this a problem on the other windows platforms?� Is there a fix or workaround
> for this?
> Similarly, if you're dragging the scrollbar up and down and the mouse goes out of the frame, the thumb
> control stops moving.� I know that in WPF (another windows UI framework) you get similar behavior and
> that you need to "Capture" the mouse focus while dragging in order to ensure you get mouse messages
> when it is outside the application window.� Does GTK+ have something similar or is this another GTK+
> bug?

This would be a GTK issue. You can search their bugtracker to see if there
is a workaround.

Received on Fri 12 Aug 2011 - 09:43:21 EDT

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