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Re: Mouse Lock

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:33:47 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTimacbxCku_JxL8nzYcWTz_mcY4vwg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org>
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 Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 8:27 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 8:17 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> > Also, once my mouse is locked, how do I free it?
>>
>> That was covered in the paragraph you quoted, though cursorily.  If
>> the mouse is locked in this way, the browser should show a persistent
>> message (either in its chrome or as an overlay) saying something like
>> "Your mouse cursor is being hidden by the webpage.  Press Esc to show
>> the cursor.".
>>
>> This shouldn't be too annoying for the games case, but should allow
>> users, even clueless ones, to know when a site is being malicious and
>> how to fix it.  Once they get their cursor back, they can just leave
>> that page.
>
> This might just be a UI problem but I can assure you many users won't be
> able to find such a message or won't be able to understand what it means.
>  e.g. I know quite few people who don't know what mouse cursor or Esc is.

"I have trapped your mouse cursor in this box: [picture of mouse cursor]."

...that would actually be pretty funny.  Someone should do that.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 15:34:34 GMT

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