Mouse stuck and drags work on the screen

Lately, when working on my images, the mouse will suddenly get stuck and I have to right click, and then move up to file and exit. Sometimes, if lucky, it unsticks and I can go back to what I’m doing, but usually I have to exit out and come back. Then everything works until it happens again.

WTH is going on? How can I fix this?
Thanks

I am assuming this behavior only happens when working with LightBurn?

What version of LightBurn are you running with.
Coudl you share a LBRN file that you had this happen with?

I had it happen in the previous version and I just installed the current update
Current Version.lbset (5.4 KB)

My question was more
This issue ONLy happens when using Lightburn, and no other program?

Yes. ONLY Lightburn

I have a USB mouse but the batteries are new and I don’t have any issues with anything else I use.

if i am honest, this one i am really unsure how to tackle besides the obvious sanity check of, just try a different mouse just in case! (doubt that’s the case though)
if it happens the same, then we know for a fact it’s something within software realm

Maybe Rick or John have some ideas! @Rick @JohnJohn

I’m going to use a corded mouse (USB connected on my laptop) and see if it happens again. I’ll be using tis all day. I’ll let you know if that changes it or if I’m still having issue.

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This is a nice sanity check thing!
Of course, we might face the “schrödinger cat” thing
now that we are observing it will not happen!

Yup. . I did discover that the part I plug into the USB port was bent. That wouldn’t have been noticed unless I took it out to put the wired mouse in. I feel like I’m living in a Chinese proverb…What I thought would be bad, turned out to be good, and vice versa.

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It’s the Occam’s Razor routine mixed with if it can go wrong, it will. The $32 never stayed in even after adding it to the top box. I’m stuck with a NASA check off list before flight. lol

mmmm are you certain, how are you testing this?
Because you will not “SEE” it unless you check the engraving
if you engrave some small text and the edges are burned more than the center then you are in M3 (meaning $32=0)
if the engraving is correct then its working

i dont think checking $$ will be of much use in this case
is more a matter of how its acting

I did a test after shutting down and restarting the computer, then software (overkill but I needed to reset anyways) and it still did it.

Either you or me are confused

$32 will ALWAYS reset to 0 on restart

What we are doing by adding the $32=1 into the custom Gcode header is make sure that the moment you start an actual engrave, you change the setting to $32=1 before it starts.

Now, what i do not know is, if this change is working
You would need to create 2 sets of tests
a) run a text object, and run it
b) go to Edit _> device settings > Gcode. Remove the $32=1
restart machine, rerun the Same text object

Visually, are BOTH engravings the same?

Okay. I get it. Duh… I’m in the middle of a cut right now. It’s going to take an hour and a half. I’ll run that test then and video it to upload. Pictures are better than words any ways. Okay?

thats perfectly fine

Take your time
But the test should be self evident
as per, there MUST be a difference between both at the edges specially

I don’t know if this helps but this is what’s running now.

Grbl 1.1f [‘$’ for help]

ok

[VER:1.1f.20170131:]

[OPT:V,15,128]

Target buffer size found

ok

Project loaded in 403 milliseconds

$0=10

$1=25

$2=0

$3=1

$4=0

$5=0

$6=0

$10=1

$11=1.000

$12=0.002

$13=0

$20=0

$21=0

$22=0

$23=0

$24=25.000

$25=500.000

$26=250

$27=1.000

$30=1000

$31=0

$32=0

$100=80.000

$101=80.000

$102=250.000

$110=8000.000

$111=8000.000

$112=500.000

$120=500.000

$121=500.000

$122=10.000

$130=500.000

$131=500.000

$132=200.000

ok

ok

$0=10

$1=25

$2=0

$3=1

$4=0

$5=0

$6=0

$10=1

$11=1.000

$12=0.002

$13=0

$20=0

$21=0

$22=0

$23=0

$24=25.000

$25=500.000

$26=250

$27=1.000

$30=1000

$31=0

$32=1

$100=80.000

$101=80.000

$102=250.000

$110=8000.000

$111=8000.000

$112=500.000

$120=500.000

$121=500.000

$122=10.000

$130=500.000

$131=500.000

$132=200.000

ok

<Idle|MPos:0.000,0.000,0.000|FS:0,0|WCO:0.000,0.000,0.000>

ok

Moise drag work space is caused by the SPACE BAR.

How do I disengage it? I never touched the space bar to enable it because I’m only using the mouse. I’m using a laptop computer and they aren’t close together.

If that is your problem, then it could be an operating system issue. Does your space bar on that computer stick on other programs?

When space bar click to drag screen in LB, the arrow turns into a closed fist. Does that resemble your problem?