[webkit-dev] Mouse Lock API

Darin Fisher darin at chromium.org
Wed Sep 21 11:22:10 PDT 2011

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at webkit.org> wrote:

> 21.09.2011, в 10:56, Eric Uhrhane написал(а):
> >> one can always move the mouse pointer to top of screen to get back their
> menu bar.
> > Is that a Mac thing?
> Yes, this is how fullscreen applications regularly work on OS X.
> >  Mousing around in a fullscreen flash app on
> > Linux or Windows 7 certainly doesn't pop up a menu bar when I hit the
> > top.  And the way out is always to hit ESC [although there's often a
> > button as well, depending on the application], so I'm not sure what
> > the problem with fullscreen mouse lock would be.
> I do not have recent knowledge of Linux, but my understanding is that
> Windows UI is undergoing a major redesign with Metro, so basing APIs largely
> on how Windows used to work up to version 7 may not be future proof.
Yes, but >90% of internet users are not familiar with Metro.  They are
familiar with Windows as it exists today (XP thru 7).


> - WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov
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