He said that the click sensitive area was not over the ribbon, but slightly below it. I think I know what the problem is though, he mentioned that he was playing the games on a netbook which typically have small screens (mine has a max resolution of 1024 x 600) and your game window's size is about 645 x 780, so the top of the window would be beyond the top of the screen. I just checked on my dev pc and if that happens the selection box will appear in the wrong place. It seems you'd need to adjust the box position relative to the window position.
I've not had any performance trouble with pew pew lazor either, but I've only tried it on a pc that's spec'd up for game development. I might have a look on my laptop tonight and see if I get the same effect.