Bug 9640 - gnome-compiz-preferences locks compiz into screenshot mode
Summary: gnome-compiz-preferences locks compiz into screenshot mode
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: App/compiz (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: David Reveman
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-01-13 10:57 UTC by Neil Curry
Modified: 2008-03-25 16:50 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Neil Curry 2007-01-13 10:57:27 UTC
If I launch gnome-compiz-preferences (System > Preferences > GL Desktop or
Compiz tray icon > preferences) the mouse pointer moves, but no longer selects
windows - when you click and drag it takes a screen shot and saves it to the

If I hold down Super_L the mouse functions normally.

If I got to GL Desktop > Utility and deselect "Screenshot" functionality returns
to normal, with Compiz working correctly.

Every time I run the Compiz Preferences app the Screen Shot (and Annote + Clone)
always turn themselves back on, other preferences seem to stay OK.
Comment 1 Neil Curry 2007-01-13 11:01:14 UTC
I am using Ubuntu Edgy 6.10 with Compiz downloaded from
http://gandalfn.club.fr/ubuntu edgy dev

I am swapping alt_l and super_l on my keyboard with xmodmap, just in case this
could be making any difference.
Comment 2 Daniel Stone 2007-02-27 01:35:42 UTC
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys.  Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
Comment 3 Travis Watkins 2008-03-25 16:50:27 UTC
This was fixed some time ago. The problem was how compiz handled key events when your keyboard doesn't have a super key.

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