[openbox] root-menu with left mouse button does not work

Jim Rees rees at umich.edu
Wed Jun 20 07:48:22 EDT 2012

Juha Heinanen wrote:

  Some time ago I posted to Openbox bug tracker
  (https://bugzilla.icculus.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5504) the problem that I
  have had with activating root menu with left mouse button:
    I just installed lxde 0.5.5 (openbox 3.5.0) on Debian wheezy. It came
    with this kind of Root context menus definition in lxde-rc.xml:
    <context name="Root">
        <!-- Menus -->
        <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
          <action name="ShowMenu">
        <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
          <action name="ShowMenu">
    I tried to change root-menu activation by left mouse button by editing
    in above "Right" to "Left", but the result is that nothing happens
    when i press left mouse button (and now of course also right button).

That's pretty basic, it's hard to imagine it not working.

I've had a similar problem, but it involved a misbehaving app running on the
root window below all other windows (a screen saver essentially).  I had
some luck debugging it by running "openbox --debug-focus".  You have to
arrange to get the output somehow, which depends on how your session works.

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