Pointer grabs causing accessibility issues! Why not deprecate them?

Francesco Fumanti francesco.fumanti at gmx.net
Wed Apr 30 05:51:06 PDT 2008

Carl Worth wrote:
> 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").

So, it might make sense to ask the application developers to avoid 
additional pointer grabs as much as possible!?

Or maybe even better: pointing out in the grabbing documentation, that 
using them might cause accessibility issues that should also be taken 
care of.


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