Bug 62677 - CONFIGURATION: Mouse positioning option "No automatic positioning" doesn't work
Summary: CONFIGURATION: Mouse positioning option "No automatic positioning" doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: high minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-23 18:12 UTC by Ross Vandegrift
Modified: 2015-02-20 00:23 UTC (History)
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Description Ross Vandegrift 2013-03-23 18:12:27 UTC
Problem description: 
When a dialog is open, and LibreOffice receives focus, it forces focus and the mouse pointer to the open dialog.  This is a huge frustration when the window manager is configured for focus-follows-mouse.

Under Options -> LibreOffice -> View -> Mouse -> Mouse positioning, one can choose to disable this by selecting "No automatic positioning".

This does disable mouse warping on the initial dialog creation, but it fails to disable the warping when the pointer tries to leave the dialog.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Configure a window manager for focus-follows-mouse.
2. Open any LibreOffice application.
3. Open any LibreOffice dialog box.
4. Try to move the mouse out of the dialog box.

Current behavior:
LibreOffice cruelly forces the pointer back to the dialog box.

Expected behavior:
LibreOffice should not warp my pointer about, especially not after I've disabled automatic mouse positioning!
Operating System: Debian
Version: rc
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-03-25 16:07:09 UTC
I've noticed this before also, quite annoying, glad someone took the time to report.

I have been able to confirm the issue on:
Platform: Bodhi Linux 2.2 x64
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As I've been able to confirm this problem on an earlier release I am changing the version number as version is the earliest version that we can confirm the bug, we use comments to say that the bug exists in newer versions as well.

Marking as:

New (confirmed)
Minor - doesn't prevent high quality work but can slow things down and be quite annoying
High - doesn't respect OS settings

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Comment 3 Ross Vandegrift 2015-02-20 00:00:37 UTC
At QA's prompting, I tested again on from Debian Jessie.

This issue is fixed.  "No automatic positioning" actually disables pointer warping.  But even more, automatic positioning doesn't trap the pointer.

Comment 4 Joel Madero 2015-02-20 00:23:53 UTC
Hey Ross -

Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to confirm that the bug no longer exists. We really appreciate it. If you're ever interested in helping out (from beginner tasks to advanced tasks) don't hesitate to jump into our QA Chat: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=libreoffice-qa