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Re: Non responsive to mouse Windows 10

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:32 am
by Moini
@ittays: Good that it's solved for you :)

Just to reduce confusion: this is not the bug reporting section (which is at https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape).

Anyone who posts here can expect support for workarounds, bug reporting / help with finding out if something is a bug, or help with usage errors, but developers do not usually visit the forum, and they do not treat forum posts as bug reports.

Re: Non responsive to mouse Windows 10

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:13 am
by ittays
Sorry for using unclear terms...
I used to be a software engineer until about 15 years ago, but am now a social worker :-)
I seem to remember something about the presentation layer being a software layer between applications and the underlying protocols, drivers, etc. eventually connecting the apps with the local machine's hardware.
This is the essence of the OSI (Open Syatems Interface) model that became big once software engineering needed to start making use of the Internet and client-server technology. Application Layer was level 7, 6) Presentation, 4) TCP 3) IP .. 1) the client hardware.
I believe Windows' GDI is an example of presentation layer software.
So here, I have shared some nostalgia too.. cheers!

Re: Non responsive to mouse Windows 10

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:31 pm
by ittays
Update 3:

after a few hours of quite continuous usage this problem returned...

Solution: I just restarted Windows.

So, no need to re-install Inkscape.

Re: Non responsive to mouse Windows 10

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:43 am
by Herbert123
I experienced the exact same issue: open a file, and right after selecting an object the tool icons became unresponsive (but double-clicking a tool would still bring up the prefs), could not move an object with the mouse, drawing a shape resulted in a strange empty selection, ...

The menus would still work, though. Zooming in/out via the menus or minimizing the Inkscape windows to the task bar and maximizing it again would "awaken" Inkscape's GUI once more, but after one click on an icon or shape the whole thing would become unresponsive again.

System: dual screen, Nvidia 590, Windows 10.

It drove me insane - because it did not happen in the previous version.

However, I resolved it. Just before I installed .92, I had installed PangoBright to decrease the immense brightness levels of my Samsung SA850 screens, which was hurting my eyes. This tool covers the desktop with a darkening layer. As it turns out, it works with ALL applications I use (design apps and 3d apps) EXCEPT Inkscape! Scribus, PhotoLine, Blender, Adobe apps, Affinity apps, Unity, Godot, browsers, LibreOffice, Netbeans, Atom, etc. EVERYTHING works like a charm with PangoBright, but for InkScape.

When I turn off PangoBright for one screen, Inkscape works on that screen, but the GUI starts acting up on the other screen which is darkened by PangoBright.

Anyway, it is frustrating, because I generally work in a darker environment, and that means I will have to turn off PangoBright for the screen Inkscape is displaying on - which is painful to look at, and really unacceptable to my eyes for longer sessions.

I installed an alternative screen dimmer (desktop-dimmer https://github.com/sidneys/desktop-dimmer), but alas, the same issue in Inkscape.

Again, it is ONLY Inkscape that has problems with a screen dimmer.

This leads me to believe that others here might have a similar tool running in the background - or perhaps other software that interferes with Inkscape's GUI.

By the way, tools like LightBulb do not interfere with Inkscape. https://github.com/Tyrrrz/LightBulb

Re: Non responsive to mouse Windows 10

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:47 am
by shapein
I had this problem, which was caused by a display dimming app (dimscreen.exe).
I simply stopped that app, and inkscape went back to normal.

Re: Non responsive to mouse Windows 10

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:39 pm
by Mayday
I used Inkscape on two or three monitors for 5 years but after recent WIN 10 update same thing started to happen. Inkscape only works for one click, then I have to click outside the program to get another click to work, and left click mouse is not working. I tried everything listed and I do not have dimmer installed. The last thing I tried is to reinstall with latest version. The problem persists.

It happened on HP laptop, but not on a desktop.

Re: Non responsive to mouse Windows 10

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:15 am
by Moini
@Mayday: this is not the bug reporting section. You can make a new report or look for existing ones at https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape .

Re: Non responsive to mouse Windows 10

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:06 pm
by Ferretnexus
Can confirm rainmeter also break's inkscape.

Re: Non responsive to mouse Windows 10

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:01 am
by brynn
What is rainmeter. What do you mean it "breaks Inkscape". Details please, including your Inkscape version and operating system.