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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 02/24] sdl: remove -alt-grab and -ctrl-grab supp

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 02/24] sdl: remove -alt-grab and -ctrl-grab support
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:14:12 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20171027

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:06:12AM -0500, Programmingkid wrote:
> > With absolute pointer devices such as usb-tablet being widely used
> > mouse grabs (for relative pointing devices) should be rarely needed
> > these days.  So the benefit of the options to configure the hotkey
> > modifiers for grab (and other actions) seems questionable.  Which
> > is expecially true for the -ctrl-grab which isn't handled in the
> > handle_keyup() code.
> So does this mean you are against a patch that would allow the user to
> chose a key to act as a mouse ungrab key?

I don't consider it a top priority, and given there I have lots of other
things to do I most likely wouldn't implement that.  But I wouldn't
object if someone comes up with a sane implementation.

What we have right now is just a big mess though, both in code and the
user interface.  First, these are toplevel command line options.  It
belongs to -display though.  Second, it's two hard-coded names for two
hard-coded variations.  So it's not like you can configure much.  On top
of that the names are not exactly intuitive.  And it works with SDL only.


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