Selection gets partially "stuck" when side mouse buttons used on block menu

When user has a 5 button mouse or other mouse with “back” button:

  • Select/highlight blocks on a page, either with left-click and drag, or “back” (side) button click and drag
  • Use side/“back” button to attempt to click one of the block’s “3 dots” menus to manipulate/adjust it
  • Menu does not activate
  • Click anywhere off of text. Normally this deselects selected blocks, but that no longer works.
  • Use either mouse button to select blocks and notice that block selection is now “stuck” or “additive”, whereas normally if you make a new selection, the old one automatically goes away
  • The only way to get out of this “stuck” selection state is to left-click one of the block’s menus, or navigate away from the page

This is probably an infrequent problem, but seemed worth reporting.

#Desktop #Selection

OS: Windows 10

Version: 0.16.1

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Thanks! We added the bug in our tracker and will fix the secondary clicks on “3 dots” menu in the near future

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I report it here, since it seems a similar problem.

Describe the bug

Sometimes selection of blocks gets “stuck”.

To Reproduce

Cannot reproduce it regularly, but it happens:

A. when selecting multiple blocks

B. when trying to move a block by left click-and-drag on the three-dots button but selection happens instead.

After this, problem shows as described in OP:

Expected behavior

Clicking anywhere off of selected blocks should deselect them.


  • OS: macOS 10.14.6
  • Devices: MacBook Pro 11.1
  • Version: 0.18.54

Brief screen recording about the problem described above.

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@gis Hi! Do you have this problem now?

@gis I think this bug is connected to [my post](Inconsistent block drag and drop experience). I too experience weird highlighting behaviour that I can’t ‘click out’ of.

@Kirill_Lem I cannot replicate it anymore, it works as expected.


OS: macOS 10.14.6

Devices: MacBook Pro 11.1

Version: 0.18.68

This still occurs for me, but now with the mouse “Back” button working properly, it is easier to reproduce (or perhaps only reproducible) in situations where there is no back/history. Easiest way to get this is to open a page in a Set, then follow above instructions and it is easily reproducible.

Hey @Oshyan,
I tried to reproduce this.

The “back” history there is just “closing the pop up” for me.

Therefore, when I follow this step then, the pop up view just closes, when I press the “back” button on my mouse.

I can’t reproduce my original issue here, so I’d consider this closed (not surprisingly as it’s quite old). Perhaps @gis can test their issue as well, or report if they still see it sometimes.

I consider this closed too.

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