[openbox] OB3: menu gets stuck sometimes

Marius Nita marius at cs.pdx.edu
Tue Aug 5 12:40:32 EDT 2003

On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 08:19:17AM -0400, Scott Moynes wrote:
> * Ilkka Pajari (ipajari at lut.fi) wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I would be glad if someone can confirm this:
> > 
> > Browsing fw/backwards in menu (including submenus) causes menu
> > jam. This happens always when I roll my mouse very fast in the menu
> > (find some apps for e.g. or just for fun ;). It's not very
> > disturbing, because menu can be closed by clicking right button on
> > the desktop. I would consider this "a flaw" :-)
> I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "stuck" or browing
> "fw/backwards in the menu", and I can't seem to reproduce anything
> that is not intended.
> Perhaps you can try to explain better?

i think what he means is that items don't roll over smoothly when you
run your mouse over the menu, like they do in ob2. if you run your
mouse over it a little faster than very slow, some items will not get
highlighted.. it starts to skip to every other item, every third item,
etc. to where if you run your mouse over it reasonably fast, no items
will be highlighted at all. this makes it seem like the menu response
to the mouse is really slow.

xor says that this might be due to event compression, but i kind of
doubt it, because afaik, events are compressed on window move, and
moving windows doesn't feel sluggish and whatnot. however, it's not a
matter of the menu not flipping the pixmaps fast enough or
something... if you wanch events, it seems like the menu gets much
less events than it should. if compression is causing this, then this
is a bad use of compression.


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