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Frustrated by rogue popups in JOSM

Posted by Tomash Pilshchik on 4 April 2013 in English (English)

Why-oh-why do image layers in JOSM have a popup menu which appears when one right-clicks? This makes it very difficult to scroll the map. Sometimes I can scroll the map, sometimes this maddening menu keeps popping out to mock me.

I have repeated searched the web to see if anyone else is bothered by this, but I cannot find that it is mentioned at all. Why am I the only person driven crazy by this?

Comment from Hjart on 4 April 2013 at 20:36

You are expected to hold the right mouse-button pressed down while scrolling the map in JOSM, not right-click.

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Comment from aseerel4c26 on 4 April 2013 at 22:39

hmm.. which image layers? I used the bing aerial imagery layer - do you mean this? Had no problems with it.

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Comment from Pieren on 5 April 2013 at 13:29

I second you. It's really annoying.

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Comment from robert on 5 April 2013 at 18:23

If you're clicking, you're clicking, if you're dragging, you're dragging.

It's not a problem for me. In fact I've never even really consciously noticed the overloading of the right button.

I can imagine it being annoying for someone with a dodgy mouse though.

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Comment from Tomash Pilshchik on 25 April 2013 at 13:56

Thank you for the helpful comments. You were right, Robert, the problem was caused by a dodgy mouse. The right button was bouncing much of the time. If it bounced on mouse down, it would pop up the menu at the start of a drag. If it bounced on mouse up, the the menu would pop up at the end of a drag.

The mouse is a Logitech M100. I took the cover off, fiddled with the switch and lever, and put it back together. For now the bouncing has stopped and so have the rogue popups in JOSM.

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