Ticket #3559 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Listbox no longer scrolls when dragging outside widget

Reported by: mooffie Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 4.8.17
Component: mc-core Version: master
Keywords: Cc: egmont
Blocked By: #3571 Blocking:
Branch state: no branch Votes for changeset:


The listbox widget contains code that makes it possible to scroll the list by dragging the mouse outside (above or below) the widget. Here is its gist:

static int
listbox_event (Gpm_Event * event, void *data)

    if ((event->type & (GPM_DOWN | GPM_DRAG)) != 0)
        Gpm_Event local;

        local = mouse_get_local (event, w);
        if (local.y < 1)
            /* scroll up */
        else if (local.y > w->lines)
            /* scroll down */

However, this feature stopped working with commit 33d25a0c8f (from 2011), which added the following two lines at the start of the mouse handler:

    if (!mouse_global_in_widget (event, w))
        return MOU_UNHANDLED;

I.e., if the mouse is outside the widget, the function exits. So the function no longer sees dragging events occurring outside the widget.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mooffie

(I don't know why the code I quoted is shown jumbled. I did use "{{{...}}}". If anybody figures out what's the problem let me know so I won't repeat it in the future.)

Last edited 6 years ago by mooffie (previous) (diff)

comment:2 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 6 years ago by egmont

  • Cc egmont added

Do you really mean dragging, not scrolling? What do you do exactly? Do you click inside the widget and then move it out?

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 6 years ago by mooffie

Replying to egmont:

What do you do exactly?

To see the problem, open a dialog containing a listbox with gazillion items. E.g., open the editor and choose "Syntax highlighting..." from the "Options" menu. The listbox there is huge.


  • Hold down the left mouse button over an item. Don't release it.
  • Move the mouse down (an action called "dragging") past the listbox's south border.

The listbox should now start scrolling. It doesn't.

Last edited 6 years ago by mooffie (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by egmont

I see, you're totally right!

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by mooffie

  • Blocked By 3571 added

This bug vanishes if ticket:3571 gets accepted (see comment 2 there).

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by andrew_b

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Milestone changed from Future Releases to 4.8.17

Fixed in #3571.

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