Right click problem

Alexander Schwinn acs82 at gmx.de
Thu Jul 30 12:33:44 CEST 2020

Which application are you talking about ? thunar ? xfdesktop ?

If it looks like a bug, please open a bugreport !

And please check the version of the application in use .. have no idea what is used in Mint 20.

Thanks & Cheers,

Am 30. Juli 2020 10:57:36 MESZ schrieb cloun <cloun108 at gmail.com>:
>Hello. There is a problem with right-click context menus in XFCE, still
>unresolved as I see it in Mint 20.
>If a menu happens to be taller than a half-height of the display AND 
>mouse pointer is placed within the range of the menu width to the right
>display border, a right-click (tap&release) will automatically select
>item from the menu that happens to be beneath the mouse pointer at the
>Example: my resolution is 1366x768, and while I am using Firefox it is 
>usual to get quite a menu when I right-click links. Lets say that its 
>height is 500 px and width is 250 px.
>Suppose we have the X coord of the pointer (from top left corner) > 
>(1366-250) = 1116 px. The right edge of the menu then would be attached
>to the right edge of the display.
>If the mouse pointer Y coord > 500 px, then the menu will expand 
>entirely above the pointer and I am ok.
>If the mouse pointer Y coord < (768 - 500) = 268 px, then the menu will
>expand entirely below the pointer and I am ok.
>If the damn pointer Y coord happens to be inside the overlap region 
>(which is 268 < Y < 500) then the full expansion into either direction 
>is not possible, so the problem arises and when I release the right 
>mouse, an item will be selected.
>This is obviously an unwanted behaviour and I consider it as a bug (but
>you may not, however). It seems there are workarounds available to me
>the end user because it is an intrinsic mechanics of XFCE, isn't it?
>So, I suggest this: if (X mouse > menu width) AND (Y resolution/2 <
>height), then expand the context menu **entirely** to the **left** of 
>the pointer.
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