Pointer grabs causing accessibility issues! Why not deprecate them?

Peter Hutterer mailinglists at who-t.net
Tue Apr 29 06:06:54 PDT 2008

Francesco Fumanti wrote:
> I deduce from it, that it would probably also not make sense to add 
> recommendations about avoiding pointer grabs to the developers' guides; 
> as drag and drop, popups,... are standard elements of a modern 
> application with gui.
> Or are these pointer grabs only internal mechanism that the application 
> developer does not have to explicitely call?

both. there are implicit grabs which only exist in the server.

most of the time grabs are explicit though, either as active or passive 
grabs. look at the man pages to XGrabPointer, XGrabKeyboard, XGrabButton 
and XGrabKey for more info.


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