gksudo feature request - Grey out the background

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Feb 3 17:15:50 CST 2005

On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 09:50:46AM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:

> <quote who="Cameron Hutchison">
> > Once upon a time Eric Feliksik said...
> > > Since a few weeks, gksudo locks X - that is good. 
> > 
> > Oh dear. IMHO - that is really bad. My computer multitasks. Why should I
> > be locked into the task of entering a password? Very rarely do I see the
> > need for a system-modal dialog.
> The password dialog requests a full grab of the keyboard, so that no other
> window can take its input during the period of password entry. That means
> you don't have to be worried about (cheap'n'dirty) keyboard listeners, etc.

Or, say, inadvertently typing your password into a gaim window which popped
up at the wrong time. :-)

 - mdz

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