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#61 [sec]: Disable default keyboard grabbing

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2006-04-07
2004-10-07
Jan Iven
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Given that the problem with unintentional keyboard
grabbing (with local screensaver passwords ending up in
IM or Word documents) appears to be recurring and not
fixed in 1.3.1, I have cobbled together a small patch
to turn it off by default (and add a command line
option to turn back on).

Discussion

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    Hm, good thinking. Was this patch commited?

    BTW, I'd rephrase "(think Instant Messaging clients)" as
    "(e.g. chat applications)".

     
  • Peter Åstrand
    Peter Åstrand
    2005-10-31

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    It was not applied. I think it's better to fix the actual
    problems instead.

     
  • Logged In: YES
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    What's the solution?
    xscreensaver / xlock should refuse to lock when display is
    grabbed?

    According to this:
    http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/changelog.html
    4.17 14-Aug-2004
    # I give up: don't blank or lock the screen if we can't get
    a keyboard grab. In that case, both choices are bad.

    Does this mean this issue no longer exists in new versions
    of xscreensaver?

     
  • Peter Åstrand
    Peter Åstrand
    2005-11-01

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    >Does this mean this issue no longer exists in new versions
    >of xscreensaver?

    Indeed, it seems like that.

    I'm planning to take a good look at this issue during the
    next few months.

     
  • Peter Åstrand
    Peter Åstrand
    2006-04-07

    • labels: --> keyboard