Undermining XGrabKeyboard

Gabor Gombas gombasg at sztaki.hu
Wed Mar 5 07:10:23 PST 2008

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 02:18:39PM -0300, Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade wrote:

>   The options AllowDeactivateGrabs and AllowClosedownGrabs were
> added when netscape and first versions f mozilla were the only
> Linux/FreeBSD browser, and linked with motif, that was buggy as
> hell, i.e. would grab keyboard/mouse/server and sit waiting for
> events in another window/widget.

The same happens today from time to time with a buggy flash or
misbehaving Java applet (or something else, it's really hard to debug
anything when you can not use the keyboard and can't get at least a
process list). I have AllowDeactivateGrabs and AllowClosedownGrabs
enabled but those never worked for me when a grab really goes south.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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