Re: Mouse is always a hand with Linux.
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- Subject: [mg14262] Re: Mouse is always a hand with Linux.
- From: sb.nospam at stonesoft.com (Stonewall Ballard)
- Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 13:51:44 -0400
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In article <6vf3ll$dcs at smc.vnet.net>, "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at cpkwebser5.ncr.disa.mil> wrote: > I hope this is an easy question. My mouse cursor always appears as a > hand when it is placed over the input part of the window. This renders > the mouse useless in manipulating input. I am using S.u.S.E. Linux > 5.3, and the KDE desktop. The mouse has worked fine in all other apps. > Does anybody know what is wrong? > > TIA, > > Steve > Do you have your Num Lock key on? I asked Wolfram TS this question earlier this week. They said: > Check to see what the Mod2 keysym is mapped to. I suspect that it is > mapped to your Num Lock key. You can verify this by clicking on the > following menu sequence on the X front end's window: > > Help -> X Environment Information > > This will bring up a dialog box. Find the subsection called "Keyboard > Attributes. The Mod2 keysym will be the second item down. > > If the Mod2 keysym is mapped to Num Lock, hit the Num Lock key to turn > it off. When you start moving the mouse pointer within the X front > end's window, the pointer cursor will revert back to the I-beam, and > all will be well. > > Depressing Mod2 turns on an undoucmented feature of the X front end -- > global selection. When global selection is activated, the mouse > pointer will change from an I-beam to a hand. You cannot place a text > edit cursor within a cell in this mode, but if you select a cell of a > given style, then all cells of that style will be selected. > > Simply deselecting Num_Lock will correct this. A more definite fix is to > remap Mod2. This is done by using the command xmodmap. More information > about setting xmodmap is located in your system's "man" pages. - Stoney -- Stonewall Ballard StoneSoft, Inc. sb.nospam at stonesoft.com http://www.stonesoft.com/ .