Since about Fedora 8, and definitely in Fedora 9 and 10, there has been a problem
with the window manager on Dell Latitude laptops with two mouse inputs (touch
pad and joystick-style). Occasionally, it will do very strange things when you
use the joystick-style mouse (the touchpad works perfectly though) ... maximize
windows while you're moving them, double-click files you're trying to move,
leave selections on the desktop that can't be removed via a refresh, and once
in a while, it will actually lock X up hard, requiring the old
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. This behavior may be more common when using the joystick
Mouse with the touchpad's buttons, but I'm not sure.
Sorry if this is a dupe, I didn't know exactly what to search for. And like I
said, it's been there a while, though I realize that a laptop with two built-in
mouse interfaces is somewhat uncommon...
Also submitted as Bugzilla bug #488836, with no acknowledgement in 6 weeks...
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