[Wine]WeatherScope Focus/Mouse Issues

Ryan May rmay at ROSSBY.METR.ou.edu
Thu Jun 16 12:33:13 CDT 2005

Hey all,

I've been working on getting WeatherScope running under wine. (Freely
available at:
It's becoming quite usable, but there are a few remaining issues I'd
like to try and shake out.

1)Mouse Interaction

There is an issue with how the program handles the mouse under wine that
makes using a program a bit annoying at times.  When you right click on
an object and bring up a context menu, after selecting an item from the
menu, the object behaves as though you are holding the left mouse button
and dragging the object around.  This is especially annoying if you
select the properties item from the menu. This pops up a dialog box, but
you can't interact with the dialog box because the object still
essentially has control of the mouse.  Double clicking the object, which
also brings up the properties box, does not produce this problematic

A separate issue here is also that clicking and holding down the
left/right mouse button in the viewing area causes the program to behave
as if you were constantly clicking the mouse button.  Under windows
(XP), clicking and holding the left/right mouse button over the viewing
area produces only the result of a single click.  This is not really a
big problem, but is a rather large difference from windows.

2) Focus Issues

The properties dialog box (brought up by double clicking an object or
right clicking on the object and selecting properties) should be a modal
dialog box, but is not under wine.  This allows for problems if the user
tries to interact with other parts of the program while the properties
dialog box is up.

If anyone has any ideas on how to debug/correct any of these problems,
I'd greatly appreciate the help.



Ryan May
Graduate Research Assistant
School of Meteorology
University of Oklahoma

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