Mouse not "working" when multitasking (Fedora 25)

asked 2016-12-11 17:45:32 -0500

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I'm on Fedora 25 64-bit with Gnome. When I have several windows opened, I can only switch from one window to another with my mouse but my mouse cannot "enter" the window. So basically I must do everything with the keyboard, or else I have to close everything and open my windows back again. Do you know what causes this and how I can make it go away? It's happening especially when I live Libre Office opened.


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I'm having the same problem. It seems to only happen when I'm using Intellij, but I pretty much live in it 24/7.

John D Giotta gravatar imageJohn D Giotta ( 2016-12-28 13:29:49 -0500 )edit

There appears to be a known problem with Intellij, see

Paul A gravatar imagePaul A ( 2016-12-31 17:13:54 -0500 )edit

I am seeing the same issue with my Fedora 25 install (under Wayland). I can use my mouse fully when I have a window in focus, but I can't use my mouse to change window focus. This is the case with all applications I have tried so far (IntelliJ is not involved at all -- I don't even have it installed). Further, I am unable to change window focus between 2 instances of the same application (ex: gnome-terminal).

Applications I have tried so far: Google Chrome, Gnome Terminal, Gnome Desktop (that's right, I can't click on any desktop functionality), Totem.

Libre office is not installed.

jblades gravatar imagejblades ( 2017-01-06 15:01:32 -0500 )edit

I'm having the same problem as John D Giotta, anyone found, how to solve this problem ?

fjkdl gravatar imagefjkdl ( 2017-02-28 03:58:02 -0500 )edit