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My problem is a bit like the issue given here: Mouse selects everything on its own except it occurs in both Gnome 3 and Unity. It doesn't happen in all applications though. So far I've observed it primarily in MATLAB (R2012a), Nautilus, Chromium and the Gnome and/or Unity dialog boxes. Essentially I'll go to click something (like to go to a certain location in the MATLAB editor, or to click a button on a system dialog box) and instead of clicking where I pointed, the click is performed somewhere else, perhaps opening another menu or even selecting a large chunk of text in an arbitrary part of the screen. Furthermore, Nautilus recognizes left and right clicks but never at the location I actually clicked. However, dragging works.

It happens whether I am using the touchscreen (HP TX2) or a wireless mouse, or the touchpad. I am on Ubuntu 12.04, and I have also uninstalled Compiz to no effect. If I reboot the problem sometimes disappears, but it either comes back after a few minutes or if I suspend and resume.

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closed as off topic by James Nov 3 '12 at 1:37

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Did you ever solve this? I am getting the same problem, but so far only in some parts of MATLAB R2011b. – Bill Cheatham Jul 23 '12 at 16:14
Same problem here. I have 64bit matlab 7.11.0 (2010b) under ubuntu gnome-shell 3.4.1 – Sanjay Manohar Oct 18 '12 at 18:38
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. – James Nov 3 '12 at 1:37
I had the same problem and it only appeared when the window was maximised. The mouse cursor was exactly offset by the offset that the orginal un-maximised window had from the upper left corner of the screen. I can thus work around that bug by first moving the unmaximised window to the upper left corner and then clicking maximise. – Elmar Zander Jun 26 '14 at 13:28

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