Mouse will only work for maximized windows?

Asked by Miles on 2013-07-13

Hello All.

Hope you are doing well today. I have a bit of an issue with my ubuntu 13.04 box. I have it setup as headless and it has been working great no worries. Then I did an upgrade and now my mouse only works when the application launched is fullscreen(maximized). If the application is not maximized then the mouse can only move, re-size the application window. It works as it normally should for the desktop as far as right,left clicks are concerned. I have scoured the internet and haven't been able to find a relevant post about control in applications maximized or not. Any ideas anyone?

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I was connecting to the box with vnc4server and vncviewer.

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What do you connect to the system to achieve? What do you do in the VNC session once you connect?

Miles (tugchevy27) said : #2

Just start random applications i.e. Chromium, Transmission just regular desktop apps.

You can install openssh-server and run GUI apps using X forwarding. They will show seamlessly on your client PC but be running on the server side....

Miles (tugchevy27) said : #4

That sounds neat. I will check into that. Thanks for that interesting reply.

Miles (tugchevy27) said : #5

Do I need xming to use X forwarding?

If the client is Windows then yes. If it is desktop Linux then you already have an X server

Miles (tugchevy27) said : #7

ok I installed Xming and setup the ssh X forwarding... and I have the weirdest boner right now... :-/

This works great, just not quite the solution I was going for. Still very very cool. I am trying to set this up for my dev box and would rather work as if I had my monitor just attached to the server.

Miles (tugchevy27) said : #8

It was a windows decoration problem with oxygen. Changed windows decoration and mouse works as it should.