Pointer grabs causing accessibility issues! Why not deprecate them?

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Apr 29 23:23:56 PDT 2008

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 09:43:57PM -0400, Eamon Walsh wrote:
> Daniel Stone wrote:
>> ... unless it's a security-sensitive app like PolicyKit, which
>> explicitly says 'please do not let anyone else get any kind of access to
>> input, because I'm a special case application'.  Hence not letting
>> anyone else get any kind of access to input is kind of a feature, in
>> terms of actually being protocol-compliant, and respecting the
>> application's wishes.
> Except XQueryKeymap and XQueryPointer allow complete recovery of the  
> input regardless of grabs.  Are the PolicyKit people aware of this?

I think the way to go is to just return blank for the keymap/button
map/co-ords for those two, unless the client requesting is the
currently-focussed client, and there are no active grabs.  Sound sane?

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