Mouse is selecting the text by itself

Hi!

A annoying behavior happens when I click the editor at some character and just moves the pointer around, this makes a selection of the text. 

The expected behavior to select a text should be by pressing the left btn with the mouse and moving it around, but in my problem I don' t need to press it, it selects the text just by clicking and moving around. This only happens in pycharm, I already unplugged my mouse and nothing changed.

Any help? 

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Hello, 

 

What OS are you running? 

Could you please also attach your logs folder zipped from Help | Compress Logs and Show in…  and upload it to the FTP: https://uploads.services.jetbrains.com/  , please provide me with a folder name. 

 

Thank you! 

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Hi!

It is a ubuntu 19. I rebooted the machine the next morning and everything was normal again. Probably I pressed some random keys cleaning the keyboard during initialization and made it behave like that.

The next time it happens again I will get the logs and send them to the ftp. Thanks for replying!

Felipe.

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Hi, it happens the same to me.

I am using Ubuntu 18.04, and I uploaded my logs folder zipped, the folder name is pycharm-logs-20191209-111128.zip (109 kb)

Thank you in advance,

ana

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@Anarucu

What is your desktop environment?

Would it be possible to provide a screencast demonstrating the issue?

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I am having the same issue with Ubuntu 19.10 with the default desktop environment (gnome).

Is there an solution to this issue?

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Hello, 

 

Could you please create a ticket at https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/PY and attach a screencast presenting the issue? (please use a tool that also records the mouse actions)  And attach logs folder zipped from Help | Compress Logs and Show in…

Information on how to use YouTrack: https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/articles/207241135-How-to-follow-YouTrack-issues-and-receive-notifications

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In case you have a touch screen: try touching it once.

That solves the problem for me most of the times.

Are you running Wayland or xorg?

echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE

Anyway: it might be related to this:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/143015/mouse-selects-everything-on-its-own

 

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Had the same issue in ubuntu 19.10 - the problem was fixed by touching the touchscreen. However this never happened in IntelliJ that I have been using with ubuntu for over a year - but happened in clion?

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Selection with Mouse is nightmare... Behaviour weird Pycharm  2020.1.3 (python language)...

It was getting worse every last updates... now it´s impossible to select a piece of code with mouse... because selection starts not in cursor place , and once dragging, suddenly unmark before unpress mouse button.

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@Gastonscazzuso

Please report it to https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/PY attaching your idea.log file from Help | Show Log in... and a screencast, if possible.

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update:   logitech mouse CLICK button Problem !!!!! Left button was un-selecting during selections movements. I´ve tested with touchpad and it works perfect. Now new mouse and no more issues.!

Forgive me to ask Pycharm about this ! :) 

 

Hi Sergev !.....   

   Now i had disabled "MOVE code fragments with drag-and.drop" and it´s working much much better... i will test it one day more and i will let you now.

Tons of time this funcion activates alone (i am not pressing CTRL at all) but sometimes during mouse drag selection , Part of the selected text change location accidentally.

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I would get into this state occasionally and it was driving me crazy.  I do have a touch screen on my workstation even though IntelliJ isn't running on it.  Once it got into that mode touching the touch-screen cleared it up.  I would never have come up with that solution by myself, so thanks for the info.

Because my pants fall down a lot I added the suspenders - disabled the Move code fragment too.

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I have solved this problem by touching the screen. (my screen has touch screen option) 

 

@Javid Asgarov Thank you for your comment . 

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