[CentOS] Mouse hour glass and desktop

Mon Feb 27 19:56:43 UTC 2006
BRUCE STANLEY <bruce.stanley at prodigy.net>

Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:  On Sun, 2006-02-26 at 13:30 -0800, BRUCE STANLEY wrote:
> What does it mean when your mouse hour glass pointer turns into
> a skull and cross bones symbol  for a few seconds and is then
> followed by your desktop icons being scrambled  around to 
> different locations.  This reminds me of a bug in the old
> Windows 98 SE desktop.
> What would cause this?  This has happened to me once before
> on Fedora 3 (I think, maybe 2).
the 'skull & crossbones' is a kill for the next window/object you click
on - be careful with that.

It is invoked by Esc key combination

handy when needed - bad to click on desktop when not needed.


  Hum.... yes I can see where it would be bad to click on the desktop
  with it.  In my case when it happened,  I had not been doning any
  ESC-key stuff when it happened.   The Screen Saver had been 
  running and I moved the mouse (clicked it maybe?) to end the
  screen saver, and then the jolly roger appeared.....

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