Context menu appears upon both right-click and left-click?

One of my machines is running RedHat Linux 6.1 (kernel 2.4.0) and JDK 1.4.2_08 (I can't upgrade the OS or the JDK). I need to do a lot of text editing on it, so I figured I might as well be as comfortable as possible and at least get IDEA (build 3354) running on it. :)

I got it running (clean install), but what I can't figure out is that the context menu (editor, project, etc) always appears upon both right- and left-clicking. It's quickly driving me insane. It's impossible to select a tab by clicking on itit always shows the tab's context menu instead. I can select files in the Project view, but only after two clicksthe first shows the context menu, and the second dismisses the context menu and selects the file. Ugh.

I made sure that the left mouse button wasn't somehow assigned to the Show Context Menu action. Other than that, I'm not sure what else to try.

Has anyone else seen this? Better yet, is there a solution?

many thanks,

chris

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Yes, I've seen this. Thankfully (or not), it had nothing to do with IDEA -- my whole desktop would respond to a left click as it was a right click. Restarting X usually got things working again.

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Thanks. Unfortunately, no amount of restarting seems to help. Bummer. I'll try some other java apps and see if they have the same behavior.

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Chris Bartley wrote:

Thanks. Unfortunately, no amount of restarting seems to help.
Bummer. I'll try some other java apps and see if they have the same
behavior.


I had a different issue, on my home machine I don't get ANY context menu
(on latest EAP), I was getting XML exceptions when trying to do so, but
not on my work machine... Not sure whats up...

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I've been getting that too. Not sure how to reproduce it yet but it's
happened 3 or 4 times. When it does happen, I can't tab or backspace or even
open some of the main menus. Very weird.

"Mark Derricutt" <mark@talios.com> wrote in message
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Chris Bartley wrote:

>
>> Thanks. Unfortunately, no amount of restarting seems to help.
>> Bummer. I'll try some other java apps and see if they have the same
>> behavior.
>

I had a different issue, on my home machine I don't get ANY context menu
(on latest EAP), I was getting XML exceptions when trying to do so, but
not on my work machine... Not sure whats up...



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Restarting the machine resolves this issue. 

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