FW: different mouse behavior between rootless and multiwindow
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: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: different mouse behavior between rootless and multiwindow
> 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
> 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.
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