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bug #21330: Cannot select a unit with the mouse

Submitted by:  Dan Gerhards <beetlenaut>
Submitted on:  Fri 06 Dec 2013 06:37:44 AM UTC  
Category: BugSeverity: 5 - Blocker
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: User Interface
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Fabian Müller <fendrin>Open/Closed: Closed
Release: 1.11.7+devOperating System: Linux

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Mon 10 Feb 2014 02:04:17 AM UTC, comment #8:

The new control scheme is no longer the default in 1.11.9, so I'm marking this as, uh, Fixed.

Ignacio R. Morelle <shadowmaster>
Project Administrator
Sun 29 Dec 2013 06:05:55 AM UTC, comment #7:

I'm on the dev mailing list, but don't remember any discussion about this, and the archives don't seem searchable. Can you tell me where to look? I'm trying to figure out what the advantages are and how to reliably access the right-click menu.

Dan Gerhards <beetlenaut>
Project Member
Sun 29 Dec 2013 05:23:58 AM UTC, comment #6:

Hello Bettlenaut,
yes this is the suspected behavior now.
See our mailing list for the discussion of this feature.

If you do not want to give the new control scheme a chance (you can get used to it after a short period and it has some benefits) you can restore the old behavior by assigning "Move/Attack" to the left mouse button and "Deselect" to the right mouse button in the hotkey preferences.

Fabian Müller <fendrin>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Mon 16 Dec 2013 08:55:10 PM UTC, comment #5:

Should I reopen bug #21311, change the status of this one, or create a new bug report for the current broken behavior?

Dan Gerhards <beetlenaut>
Project Member
Tue 10 Dec 2013 11:29:25 PM UTC, comment #4:

I just discovered that I can move by selecting a unit with a left-click, and clicking on the target hex with a right-click. That isn't the expected behavior now, is it?

Dan Gerhards <beetlenaut>
Project Member
Tue 10 Dec 2013 11:24:57 PM UTC, comment #3:

I can select a unit with a left-click now, but a second click doesn't move the unit. It leaves the unit's hex and the target hex highlighted (or more accurately, darkens all the other highlighted hexes), but does nothing else. It seems that this bug is solved for me, but not bug #21311.

Dan Gerhards <beetlenaut>
Project Member
Tue 10 Dec 2013 02:16:00 PM UTC, comment #2:

It is the same as bug #21311.

Fabian Müller <fendrin>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Fri 06 Dec 2013 07:00:22 AM UTC, comment #1:

This is not the same as bug #21311, but it is the same as the bug mentioned in the comments for that one. It is partially resolved by resetting the hotkeys to their defaults like it says in those comments. This is not a complete workaround because after that fix, you cannot unselect a unit! A right-click should do that, but instead, a right click causes the unit to move.

Dan Gerhards <beetlenaut>
Project Member
Fri 06 Dec 2013 06:37:44 AM UTC, original submission:

A left-click of the mouse does nothing on the game screen. It works on the menus and minimap, but I cannot select any unit. A right-click works correctly, and I can select a unit with the keyboard (though I can't move it).

It seems like it has been this way for a while. I started with revision d0af7d7 which doesn't work. I tried doing a git reset to revision 21c8c5c, and it didn't work there either. I went back three weeks and got a working version.

Dan Gerhards <beetlenaut>
Project Member


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Mon 10 Feb 2014 02:04:17 AM UTCshadowmasterStatusDuplicate=>Fixed
    Tue 10 Dec 2013 02:16:00 PM UTCfendrinStatusNone=>Duplicate
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