Lost Right Click Bring Up Menu Context On External Mouse

On my external USB mouse I can’t seem to bring up the menu context when clicking the right mouse button. For example, if I am in a browser, I used to be able to bring up the menu context by clicking the right mouse button so I can get the option to open the hyper link in a new tab. I haven’t changed anything in terms of updates or changing the mouse configuration so not sure how I have lost this feature. I went into the mouse and touchpad application but there is nothing there I can see that will switch this back on.

I am running XFCE4.

I have raised a request on XFCE as well: Lost Right Click Bring Up Menu Context On External Mouse / Desktop / Xfce Forums

  Kernel: 6.8.5-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.8-x86_64
    root=UUID=a17cd2b3-89c9-4b0d-9a5c-c32b13adf086 rw quiet splash apparmor=1
    security=apparmor resume=UUID=43d8f5dd-eec6-444d-be83-ff2433e8173d
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.18.1 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.36 wm: xfwm4 v: 4.18.0
    with: xfce4-panel tools: xfce4-screensaver vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0
    Distro: Manjaro base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop System: LENOVO product: 10FLS2K100 v: ThinkCentre M900
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 3 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: SKYBAY v: SDK0J40705 WIN 3425058648778
    serial: <superuser required>
    part-nu: LENOVO_MT_10FL_BU_LENOVO_FM_ThinkCentre M900
    uuid: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: LENOVO v: FWKT54A
    date: 06/24/2016
  Message: No system battery data found. Is one present?
  System RAM: total: 32 GiB available: 31.24 GiB used: 2.08 GiB (6.7%)
  Message: For most reliable report, use superuser + dmidecode.
  Array-1: capacity: 32 GiB slots: 2 modules: 2 EC: None
    max-module-size: 16 GiB note: est.
  Device-1: ChannelA-DIMM0 type: DDR4 detail: synchronous size: 16 GiB
    speed: 2133 MT/s volts: curr: 1 width (bits): data: 64 total: 64
    manufacturer: 1320 part-no: G2JT-4AFR00 serial: <filter>
  Device-2: ChannelB-DIMM0 type: DDR4 detail: synchronous size: 16 GiB
    speed: 2133 MT/s volts: curr: 1 width (bits): data: 64 total: 64
    manufacturer: 1320 part-no: G2JT-4AFR00 serial: <filter>
PCI Slots:
  Permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-6600T bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Skylake-S
    gen: core 6 level: v3 note: check built: 2015 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
    model-id: 0x5E (94) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 256 KiB
    desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB L3: 6 MiB
    desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/3500 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
    governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 bogomips: 21607
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat
    arch_capabilities arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush
    clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64
    dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu
    fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida
    intel_pt invpcid lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe mpx msr
    mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge
    pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep
    smap smep smx ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2
    tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic
    xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr
  Type: gather_data_sampling status: Vulnerable: No microcode
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: reg_file_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: IBRS; IBPB: conditional; STIBP: disabled; RSB
    filling; PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected; BHI: Not affected
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel
    arch: Gen-9 process: Intel 14n built: 2015-16 ports: active: DP-1 empty: DP-2,
    DP-3, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2, HDMI-A-3 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1912
    class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.org v: compositor: xfwm4 v: 4.18.0 driver:
    X: loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0.0 note: <missing: xdpyinfo/xrandr>
  Monitor-1: DP-1 model: BenQ GW2780 serial: <filter> built: 2023
    res: 1920x1080 dpi: 82 gamma: 1.2 chroma: red: x: 0.655 y: 0.337 green:
    x: 0.322 y: 0.612 blue: x: 0.153 y: 0.059 white: x: 0.314 y: 0.329
    size: 598x336mm (23.54x13.23") diag: 686mm (27") ratio: 16:9
    modes: 1920x1080, 1920x1080i, 1680x1050, 1600x900, 1280x1024, 1280x800,
    1152x864, 1280x720, 1024x768, 832x624, 800x600, 720x576, 720x480, 640x480,
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris platforms: device: 0 drv: iris
    device: 1 drv: swrast surfaceless: drv: iris x11: drv: iris
    inactive: gbm,wayland
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa v: 24.0.2-manjaro1.1
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 530 (SKL GT2)
    device-ID: 8086:1912 memory: 30.51 GiB unified: yes
  Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Lenovo
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_avs bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:a170 class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.8.5-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: kernel
    port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15b7 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: wlp0s20f0u2i2 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
    broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: global
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  Info: services: NetworkManager,wpa_supplicant
  WAN IP: <filter>
  Device-1: Realtek 802.11ac NIC driver: btusb,rtl8821cu type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-2:2 chip-ID: 0bda:c820
    class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: see --recommends
  Message: No logical block device data found.
  Message: No RAID data found.
  Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 25.01 GiB (10.5%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZ7TY256HDHP-000L7
    size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 3L6Q scheme: MBR
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
  ID-1: / raw-size: 204.1 GiB size: 199.84 GiB (97.91%) used: 25.01 GiB (12.5%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 label: N/A
    uuid: a17cd2b3-89c9-4b0d-9a5c-c32b13adf086
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: yes
    compressor: zstd max-pool: 20%
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 34.36 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: swap
    uuid: 43d8f5dd-eec6-444d-be83-ff2433e8173d
  Message: No unmounted partitions found.
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 16 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s (57.2 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
    class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-2:2 info: Realtek 802.11ac NIC type: bluetooth
    driver: btusb,rtl8821cu interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s (57.2 MiB/s)
    lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 power: 500mA chip-ID: 0bda:c820 class-ID: e001
    serial: <filter>
  Hub-2: 1-5:3 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1
    speed: 480 Mb/s (57.2 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 power: 100mA
    chip-ID: 05e3:0610 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-5.3:4 info: SHARKOON GmbH [Mediatrack Edge Mini Keyboard]
    type: keyboard,mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1
    speed: 12 Mb/s (1.4 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 power: 100mA
    chip-ID: 1ea7:0066 class-ID: 0301
  Device-2: 1-5.4:5 info: Dell Universal Receiver type: keyboard,mouse,HID
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s (1.4 MiB/s)
    lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 power: 100mA chip-ID: 413c:301c class-ID: 0300
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: super-speed hub ports: 10 rev: 3.0
    speed: 5 Gb/s (596.0 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
    class-ID: 0900
  Hub-4: 2-5:2 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.2
    speed: 5 Gb/s (596.0 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 chip-ID: 05e3:0626
    class-ID: 0900
  System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1193 libs: 343 tools: pamac pm: flatpak pkgs: 0
  Active pacman repo servers in: /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    1: https://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/repo.manjaro.org/repos/stable/$repo/$arch
    2: https://mirror.vinehost.net/manjaro/stable/$repo/$arch
  CPU top: 5 of 210
  1: cpu: 3.8% command: chrome pid: 1164 mem: 358.7 MiB (1.1%)
  2: cpu: 3.1% command: chrome pid: 1206 mem: 177.8 MiB (0.5%)
  3: cpu: 2.7% command: chrome pid: 2675 mem: 240.1 MiB (0.7%)
  4: cpu: 2.1% command: Xorg pid: 586 mem: 63.5 MiB (0.1%)
  5: cpu: 1.5% command: chrome pid: 2417 mem: 385.9 MiB (1.2%)
  Memory top: 5 of 210
  1: mem: 385.9 MiB (1.2%) command: chrome pid: 2417 cpu: 1.5%
  2: mem: 358.7 MiB (1.1%) command: chrome pid: 1164 cpu: 3.8%
  3: mem: 240.1 MiB (0.7%) command: chrome pid: 2675 cpu: 2.7%
  4: mem: 177.8 MiB (0.5%) command: chrome pid: 1206 cpu: 3.1%
  5: mem: 140.4 MiB (0.4%) command: chrome pid: 4446 cpu: 1.2%
  Processes: 210 Power: uptime: 1h 29m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
    avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
    suspend, test_resume image: 12.48 GiB services: upowerd,xfce4-power-manager
    Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Compilers: clang: 16.0.6 gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: Zsh v: 5.9
    running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.34

Hi @LINUXBRO1 and welcome to the Manjaro community.

I do not have a solution to your issue; there isn’t enough information to work with.

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And last, but not least, the Stable Update Announcements, which you should check frequently for important update related information. Occasionally an issue might be directly related to a particular update; it’s always best to check those announcements.


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my right mouse button was broken!
solution: test with another mouse first

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