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#1 2022-06-21 20:46:37

Trooper4001
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Registered: 2016-11-01
Posts: 42

[SOLVED] Autoscrolling on mouseover

I did an update recently that caused my  mouse to start scrolling on its own when I run it over volume bars, changing tabs in the top of my browser, zooming out when I hit Ctrl while on a webpage and causing drop-down menus to disappear almost immediately after clicking. I can also only drag scroll bars for a  second before they automatically drop. I have tried moving my files around in my home directory, moving objects in other applications (e.g. Tomboy Notes) and moving around my home bar on the desktop. There doesn't seem to be a problem there. The direction that the bars scroll is also inconsistent, sometimes scrolling to the left or the right depending on what I'm using. The problem is also inconsistent across web browsers - i.e. the scrolling across tabs happens in Chromium, however it doesn't in Firefox.

I've tried the xev command to track mouse activity. Find results below:

 Outer window is 0x4800001, inner window is 0x4800002

EnterNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354776, (176,81), root:(213,645),
    mode NotifyNormal, detail NotifyAncestor, same_screen YES,
    focus NO, state 0

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354776, (176,81), root:(213,645),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354780, (174,82), root:(211,646),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354784, (172,82), root:(209,646),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354788, (168,83), root:(205,647),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354792, (165,83), root:(202,647),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354796, (163,83), root:(200,647),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354800, (161,84), root:(198,648),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354804, (159,84), root:(196,648),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354808, (156,84), root:(193,648),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354812, (154,84), root:(191,648),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354816, (152,84), root:(189,648),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354820, (151,84), root:(188,648),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354828, (152,84), root:(189,648),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354836, (153,84), root:(190,648),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354840, (156,82), root:(193,646),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354844, (163,80), root:(200,644),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354848, (170,77), root:(207,641),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

LeaveNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 354852, (179,73), root:(216,637),
    mode NotifyNormal, detail NotifyAncestor, same_screen YES,
    focus NO, state 0

EnterNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905369, (3,37), root:(40,601),
    mode NotifyNormal, detail NotifyAncestor, same_screen YES,
    focus NO, state 0

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905369, (3,37), root:(40,601),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905373, (4,37), root:(41,601),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905377, (5,37), root:(42,601),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905381, (7,37), root:(44,601),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905385, (9,36), root:(46,600),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

LeaveNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905389, (11,36), root:(48,600),
    mode NotifyNormal, detail NotifyInferior, same_screen YES,
    focus NO, state 0

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905389, (11,36), root:(48,600),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905393, (12,36), root:(49,600),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905397, (13,36), root:(50,600),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905401, (15,36), root:(52,600),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905405, (16,36), root:(53,600),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905409, (17,36), root:(54,600),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905413, (18,36), root:(55,600),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905417, (19,35), root:(56,599),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905425, (20,35), root:(57,599),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905429, (21,35), root:(58,599),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905433, (22,35), root:(59,599),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

ButtonPress event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905437, (22,35), root:(59,599),
    state 0x0, button 7, same_screen YES

EnterNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905437, (22,35), root:(59,599),
    mode NotifyGrab, detail NotifyInferior, same_screen YES,
    focus NO, state 0

ButtonRelease event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905437, (22,35), root:(59,599),
    state 0x0, button 7, same_screen YES

LeaveNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905437, (22,35), root:(59,599),
    mode NotifyUngrab, detail NotifyInferior, same_screen YES,
    focus NO, state 0

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905441, (23,35), root:(60,599),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905453, (24,35), root:(61,599),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905461, (25,35), root:(62,599),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905477, (26,35), root:(63,599),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905493, (27,35), root:(64,599),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905525, (28,35), root:(65,599),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

ButtonPress event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905631, (28,35), root:(65,599),
    state 0x0, button 7, same_screen YES

EnterNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905631, (28,35), root:(65,599),
    mode NotifyGrab, detail NotifyInferior, same_screen YES,
    focus NO, state 0

ButtonRelease event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905631, (28,35), root:(65,599),
    state 0x0, button 7, same_screen YES

LeaveNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905631, (28,35), root:(65,599),
    mode NotifyUngrab, detail NotifyInferior, same_screen YES,
    focus NO, state 0

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905693, (28,36), root:(65,600),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905697, (26,36), root:(63,600),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905701, (22,37), root:(59,601),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905705, (19,38), root:(56,602),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905709, (15,39), root:(52,603),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x4800002, time 905713, (11,41), root:(48,605),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

EnterNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905717, (7,42), root:(44,606),
    mode NotifyNormal, detail NotifyInferior, same_screen YES,
    focus NO, state 0

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905717, (7,42), root:(44,606),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

MotionNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905721, (4,44), root:(41,608),
    state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES

LeaveNotify event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
    root 0x1dd, subw 0x0, time 905725, (-1,45), root:(36,609),
    mode NotifyNormal, detail NotifyAncestor, same_screen YES,
    focus NO, state 0

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

Last edited by Trooper4001 (2022-06-21 21:37:54)

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#2 2022-06-21 21:04:21

seth
Member
Registered: 2012-09-03
Posts: 29,673

Re: [SOLVED] Autoscrolling on mouseover

There're two button 7 clicks - 4/5 is the vertical and 6/7 the horizontal wheel.
Did you physically click anything while in the xev window?

Does your mouse have a horizontal wheel (tilting the wheel left/right sometimes does that) and  do you have a replacement mouse to check whether the HW generates spurious events?

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#3 2022-06-21 21:37:35

Trooper4001
Member
Registered: 2016-11-01
Posts: 42

Re: [SOLVED] Autoscrolling on mouseover

seth wrote:

There're two button 7 clicks - 4/5 is the vertical and 6/7 the horizontal wheel.
Did you physically click anything while in the xev window?

I did not. Just ran the mouse over the box and back again.

seth wrote:

Does your mouse have a horizontal wheel (tilting the wheel left/right sometimes does that) and  do you have a replacement mouse to check whether the HW generates spurious events?

My mouse does have a horizontal wheel, although I don't think that's what's causing it. In testing a different mouse, I actually discovered that unplugging it and replugging has solved the problem. All the problems I hasd before have ceased. I must have assumed that since the problem arose after the update that the problem was related to the software rather than the hardware. I can't believe I didn't think to try that first.

Sorry, Seth. I feel like I've wasted your time, but thank you for your help anyway.

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