Fwd: Tags not responding to mouse clicks

Martin Cigorraga martincigorraga at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 14:13:18 CET 2015

Hello list, Kinley,
I'm forwarding your message, Kinley, as I see now we got out of track when
I first answered only to you instead 'Reply all' - my bad!
Said that...

Well done! It's always refreshing to squash a special obscure 'bug', isn't

Last but no least, have you all a great 2015!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kinley Dorji <kinleyd at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: Tags not responding to mouse clicks
To: Martín Cigorraga <martincigorraga at gmail.com>

Solved! The keyboard was fine. The superkeys weren't responding because
someone (probably my younger daughter) had pulled the game lock key.
Switching backk solved that problem. But the dzen2 bar continued to be
unresponsive to clicks. So after living with using the superkey + tag index
to switch between tags till now, I decided to relook at the problem.

I took a closer look at hlwm's autostart and panel.sh scripts. I came
across this snippet in panel.sh which looked like something to hack:

  if [ ! -z "$dzen2_svn" ] ; then
     echo -n "^ca(1,herbstclient focus_monitor $monitor && "'herbstclient
use "'${i:1}'") '"${i:1} ^ca()"
    echo -n " ${i:1} "

Since I'm using dzen2-git, I thought I'd try changing the else section from:
  echo -n " ${i:1} "
  echo -n "^ca(1,herbstclient focus_monitor $monitor && "'herbstclient use
"'${i:1}'") '"${i:1} ^ca()"

And it worked.

I have no idea why the original panel.sh version worked before my Logitech
keyboard hacks and why it didn't work later as I didn't touch panel.sh nor
do I think the keyboard hacks would have. Still, happy to be back to status
quo. :)

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 6:12 PM, Kinley Dorji <kinleyd at gmail.com> wrote:

> I plugged the keyboard into another computer system, with the same result:
> no response on the superkeys. So it does appear to be quite an issue. :(
> I'm suspecting the drivers I played with when trying out the lg4l-gnome15
> might have cause some circuit burn. I have the impression that the Logitech
> keyboards are pretty durable otherwise.
> Thanks for asking, though.
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 5:44 PM, Martín Cigorraga <
> martincigorraga at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Kinley Dorji <kinleyd at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thanks Martin. I'm trying everything I can so far,
>> Lol, who wasn't there? (and surely will be again in the future!?)
>>> but things have gotten a little complicated with my keyboard. For
>>> reasons beyond my comprehension, the two superkeys have stopped working out
>>> of the blue. All other keys still work, but the combination of the dzen2
>>> panel not responding, and both superkeys not working has made the problem
>>> quite a show stopper. I'm chugging along just now on an older keyboard, but
>>> I'm mourning the early demise of my quite new (6 mo) Logitech 510s gaming
>>> keyboard, which is quite a beauty really. I am considering remapping some
>>> other key as superkey and continuing to use the 510s, but haven't quite got
>>> down to it. Quite a bummer!
>> Hmm, sorry if this sounds stupid but did you check that your kbd is
>> effectively misbehaving using any Live distro?
>> Bearing in mind your earlier issue with the mouse and now the kbd there
>> *might* be a little chance both problems could be connected...
>> Hope it isn't nothing serious!
>> -Martin

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