IconicButtons that don't "click" until mouse is moved

Chris Becker chbecker at neo.rr.com
Mon Jan 26 16:09:17 UTC 2004

Fantastic. I will try this if it happens again. I ended up rebuilding my
image to solve the problem this time.

I encountered this on Windows XP.

Thanks for the tip, David.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: C. David Shaffer [mailto:cdshaffer at acm.org]
> Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 8:35 AM
> To: The general-purpose Squeak developers list; chbecker at neo.rr.com
> Subject: Re: IconicButtons that don't "click" until mouse is moved
> Chris Becker wrote:
> >Recently I started noticing when I click an IconicButton (e.g. the close
> (x)
> >button on a SystemWindow) that the button press doesn't take effect until
> I
> >move the mouse pointer away from the spot I clicked on. The button
> visually
> >changes state on mouseDown but not on mouseUp until the mouse is moved.
> >
> >I'm unsure where to look to clear up this problem. I'm running 3.6 #5424.
> >
> >Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >Chris
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> Chris,
> I had this same problem.  A temporary workaround which worked for me was
> to execute:
>     Utilities cleanseOtherworldlySteppers
> Clearly there is a bug which is causing the steppers list to get messed
> up since several other people have reported this same problem.  So far I
> believe that everyone who has mentioned it was running Linux (were
> you?).  Anyway, I have no idea even how to begin debugging such a thing
> so I've just resigned myself to executing the snipet above every so often.
> David
> --
> C. David Shaffer
> http://www.cs.westminster.edu/~shaffer
> http://www.shaffer-consulting.com

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