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Programs lose focus

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Programs lose focus


Post by grizzly8u » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:52 pm

I am running MX-18 on a 64 bit Dell. The problem which does not seem isolated to anyone program is that when entering data or merely typing into a document it will not let me type into it. Clicking anywhere on the fields or document to bring "focus" back to the document or program won't "fix" it. The only "fix" I've discovered is to click on the show desktop icon and back to the program and voilà I can enter data again. I am very new to MX LInux but very experienced with Linux products of other flavors. Have searched the forums with my topic to no avail. Any help or ideas appreciated. Thanks,

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Re: Programs lose focus


Post by asqwerth » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:35 am

Welcome. While I probably won't know enough to solve your issue, let's get your facts into place so the others can help you when they come along.

1) Please read this first: viewtopic.php?p=255062#p255062 [at top of forum page]

especially this part:
The hardware specifications of your machine. If it is a video problem obviously the video card is important. At times it may not be clear what component may be the problem so give as much detail on hardware as possible. The preferred way to provide this information is Quick System Info available from the menu. When you click on it the system information is copied to the clipboard. Then paste into your post.
This sounds graphics-related (X server?), so please provide the spec details.

2) Are you using a mouse or keyboard to target the window/field?

3) did you check the md5 sums of the iso you downloaded?

4) how did you write the iso onto the USB stick?
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