FW: different mouse behavior between rootless and multiwindow

Remfrey, Eric Eric.Remfrey@quadtechworld.com
Fri Oct 1 15:47:00 GMT 2004

Sorry about the original post.  So much for trying not to look like an idiot... 

>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Remfrey, Eric  
> Sent:	Friday, October 01, 2004 10:09 AM
> To:	'cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com'
> Subject:	different mouse behavior between rootless and multiwindow
> Hi,
> I am working on getting a native Solaris app to run on Windows using Cygwin.  Currently,
> we use Exceed to do this, so if I can get this working properly, I'm sure I could convince
> our department head to send a donation your way.  I have had success with running it
> rootless, but am having some trouble getting the mouse to behave properly using the
> multiwindow switch.
> In this CAD application, the screen is divided in to two parts; the main part is where the
> drawing is displayed, and the second part is a toolbar off to the right. 
> How it should work:
>  When you click and hold the right mouse button in, a new mouse cursor appears on the
> toolbar.  The original cursor stays where it was before you right-click.  You cannot move
> the new cursor outside of the toolbar region.  The purpose of this is so that an engineer
> can change tools without moving the original mouse pointer.  Once you let go of the right
> mouse button, you regain control of the original cursor exactly where you left it.
> What is happening:
> I right click I get the new cursor, but it appears directly over the original cursor rather than
> over the toolbar, and I can move it freely anywhere inside the window.  When I let go of the
> right mouse button, the old pointer moves to where my mouse is before I regain control of
> it.  
> Again, using the rootless switch everything works perfectly, but we would really prefer to
> run it with the Windows window manager.  Turning the numlock key on or off does not
> appear to have an impact on this behavior.
> I know this is a long shot, but any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Eric

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