Pointer grabs causing accessibility issues! Why not deprecate them?

Carl Worth cworth at cworth.org
Tue Apr 29 12:07:19 PDT 2008

On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 22:36:54 +0930, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> Francesco Fumanti wrote:
> > Or are these pointer grabs only internal mechanism that the application
> > developer does not have to explicitely call?
> 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.

Peter is saying that they are explicit in the X protocol.

As for application development, many of these are implicit, in that
the toolkit does them on behalf of the application, (which merely asks
for a menu or whatever, and doesn't often explicitly say "please grab
the pointer").

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