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Re: [Xbindkeys-devel] xbindkeys changing behavior after some time of usa

From: Philippe Brochard
Subject: Re: [Xbindkeys-devel] xbindkeys changing behavior after some time of usage
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:28:18 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

David Reis <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi!
Hi, first, thanks for your interest in xbindkeys.

> I recently thought of the possibility of using two of my mouse buttons
> as modifiers to allow for complete control of the desktop with mouse
> only (adjust volume, move & resize w/o window decorations, control music
> player, etc), and sure enough, xbindkeys did the job with a little help
> from the Web.
> Unfortunately, I am now stuck with a problem I can't solve: After some
> time of usage (about an hour to a day), xbindkeys suddenly changes
> behavior: The modifiers stick, even after restarting the daemon or
> re-plugging the mouse. Only an X restart fixes this.
> Comparing the output of a working and a broken session, it is obvious
> that e.xbutton.state takes on different values: 0 (pressed) and 0
> (released) for a working session, 16 (pressed) and 8208 (released) for a
> broken one. This is the case just for a single click of one of the
> modifiers. If the session is broken, a single click will suffice to make
> xbindkeys thing the modifier is constantly held down. I have not found a
> way out of this so far.
> Unfortunately, I was not able to find out where this comes from or what
> the variable even stands for, so I'm turning to this mailing list. I'd
> be glad if anyone could help, as I got used to the new functionality
> pretty quickly.
I've not seen something wrong in your code. As a first thought, you
can try to add some delays to be sure that all commands hits there
You can also try to use the --clearmodifiers of the xdotool command.
I can't try to reproduce your bug now. I'll try as soon as possible.


> Thanks,
> David
> PS:
> Aptosid w/ 2.6.37-0.slh.1-aptosid-686
> xbindkeys 1.8.3
> Logitech Mx510 through evdev
> .xbindkeysrc.scm: http://pastebin.com/7dw3xDUq
> Starting xbindkeys -n -v, both cases: http://pastebin.com/EtGFL09U
> Working click: http://pastebin.com/vE1cG60t
> Broken click: http://pastebin.com/afPC6NdN
PS: Thanks for your detailed bugs report.

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