|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout - NYLXS] [Gimp-user] Recurring mouse problem in GIMP
|On 2021-07-15 22:44, Cliff Pratt via gimp-user-list wrote:
> Although you say this only happens in GIMP, I would expect to have seen
> many more complaints in the community if it was a GIMP (only) problem. I
> would not give up on looking outside GIMP for the issue. It may be a
> conflict between GIMP and some other software, running at the same time as
> GIMP. eg Assistive technology software. Can you try with everything else
Thanks for that suggestion. I did that, and with nothing else loaded
GIMP worked okay with the mouse, which it has done before. So I began
loading up applications one at a time. It worked okay with one
application after another loaded, and then I loaded up WordPerfect X5,
which I have to use constantly. Bang! the mouse problem manifested itself.
To some slight degree I can probably leave WordPerfect X5 off for a
while as I work in GIMP, but I need to work with both at once a lot of
Now I'll note that GIMP 2.8 and WordPerfect X5 had been working together
just fine for years. I have been suspecting all along that some Windows
10 "update" had caused the problem. I think that I might have put
WordPerfect X5 into some compatibility mode at some point after I'd had
some crashes of that software, again after years of no problems. I am
wondering it I should risk crashes by undoing compatibility mode for
WordPerfect X5, if that's even possible, or if I should try some sort of
compatibility fix for GIMP.
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 10:44 AM Techno wrote:
>> On 2021-06-05 12:47, Marco Ciampa via gimp-user-list wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jun 05, 2021 at 11:45:53AM -0400, Rick Strong wrote:
>>>> It sounds like a mouse problem, not a GIMP problem.
>>>> -Make sure the mouse switch is on, -try changing your batteries, -clean
>>>> "eye" underneath if it is an optical mouse, -check your connection if
>> it is
>>>> not wireless, -check your dongle if it is wireless, -try a new mouse
>> pad or
>>>> another surface.
>>> Clearly it's not a mouse problem if it affects only GIMP and not the
>>> entire system. In that case I suggest you to reset (=delete) the user
>>> config data of GIMP here: https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/GIMPProfile/
>> Okay, I've gone there, and I saw a lot of sub-directories, almost all of
>> them are empty. Some do have something in them: the patterns I've added,
>> the plug-in I've added and the tool-options.
>> I've followed the directions given at the above link, restarted GIMP and
>> the mouse problem, which only happens with GIMP, is still there. It's
>> making use of the software very difficult. In most instances when I use
>> the mouse I end up highlighting the thing I want to do with the mouse
>> and then I hit the ENTER key and it happens. Unfortunately, some
>> operations just need the mouse to choose what you want to do.
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