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[Bug-gnubg] WORKAROUND: Ubuntu Desktop / GNUBG / Mouse Clicking Issue

From: Michael Petch
Subject: [Bug-gnubg] WORKAROUND: Ubuntu Desktop / GNUBG / Mouse Clicking Issue
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 01:58:52 -0700
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Howdy All,

After spending an evening in the debugger I accidentally stumbled upon a
temporary solution to get GNUBG functional under Ubuntu 11.10 .

The issue involves a feature of Ubuntu's desktop that I despise - those
overlay scrollbars (scrollbars that popout past the edge of a window to
save real estate inside a widget). For some reason the overlay
scrollbars under Ubuntu 11.10 do not work with GNUBG for some *yet*
unknown reason.

If you want to turn overlay scrollbars off for just GNUBG so that
launching from the menu works then do this from a command terminal:

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/gnubg.desktop

Modify the line that starts with Exec= and replace it with this new one:

Exec=env LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0 gnubg -w

This should allow GNUBG tro run properly, and you will notice the
scrollbars appear normally.


For anyone who is interested in turning this feature off site wide, I
found this tidbit by creating a new file:

sudo nano /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars

And putting this line into it:

You'll have to restart X or just reboot Ubuntu for this to take affect.

Michael Petch
CApp::Sysware Consulting Ltd.
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