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Re: Mouse Lock

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:30:44 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=ttFMbjB7=Q+4V-YbotAj-7WwPFKMqR+xSGZ79V-vAPA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Olli@pettay.fi
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, Vincent Scheib <scheib@google.com>, Brandon Andrews <warcraftthreeft@sbcglobal.net>, "Gregg Tavares (wrk)" <gman@google.com>, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, Kenneth Russell <kbr@google.com>, robert@ocallahan.org, public-webapps@w3.org
On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi> wrote:
> On 06/21/2011 01:08 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Olli Pettay<Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
>>  wrote:
>>> On 06/21/2011 12:25 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>>> The use-case is non-fullscreen games and similar, where you'd prefer
>>>> to lock the mouse as soon as the user clicks into the game.  Minecraft
>>>> is the first example that pops into my head that works like this -
>>>> it's windowed, and mouselocks you as soon as you click at it.
>>>
>>> And how would user unlock when some evil sites locks the mouse?
>>> Could you give some concrete example about
>>> " It's probably also useful to instruct the user how to release the
>>> lock."
>>
>> I'm assuming that the browser reserves some logical key (like Esc) for
>> releasing things like this, and communicates this in the overlay
>> message.
>
> And what if the web page moves focus to some browser window, so that ESC
> is fired there? Or what if the web page moves the window to be outside the
> screen so that user can't actually see the message how to
> unlock mouse?

How is a webpage able to do either of those things?

~TJ
Received on Monday, 20 June 2011 22:31:31 GMT

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