Backup Steals My Mouse

AAProds wrote on 5/21/2020, 1:22 AM

I've noticed odd behaviour as MEP does it's auto-backup. The mouse jumps to the centre of the screen (coincident with a couple of flashes of white; a fleeting backup message, perhaps?) and then, when I try to move the mouse back to what I was doing, it takes the Play marker with it. In doing so, it zoomed my timeline and changed the fade at the end of a clip. I have to click somewhere to release the Play marker. Annoying.

Any other takers?


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johnebaker wrote on 5/21/2020, 2:17 AM


Hi Alwyn

Never seen that happen here, will test.

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CubeAce wrote on 5/21/2020, 2:21 AM


Hi AA.

I sometimes get a sticky mouse action where if I'm dragging something across the screen, the mouse won't let go of the object once I release the left mouse button. Happens with slider controls sometimes as well.


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browj2 wrote on 5/21/2020, 8:01 AM


This happens to me often with VPX. If I'm dragging something or moving the playback marker when autobackup hits, away it goes. I should have put this on the bug list.

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Scenestealer wrote on 5/22/2020, 1:50 AM


Hi Al

Good to see you back. It's been a long time without frameserving.....tee hee! Ahh......takes me back to Movie Edit Pro 2004, or was it 2005.

Yes the sticky mouse pointer after autosave has been widely reported but mine disappears completely although it can still activate stuff if you can find it. Latest is when dragging volume down and it only comes back if you can get it back on the object and click again. Very tricky and very annoying.


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AAProds wrote on 5/22/2020, 7:58 PM

@Scenestealer Thanks Peter! Yes, that long ago when MEP couldn't handle MPEGs. Now it loves them! I'm trying,unsuccessfully, so far, to get frameserving going again but I think 64-bit Windows is throwing a spanner into the works.