[webkit-gtk] Kiosk-style mouse

Sven Schwedas sven.schwedas at tao.at
Mon Sep 22 23:19:41 PDT 2014

On 2014-09-23 03:14, Gavin Lambert wrote:
> Is it possible to make WebKit/GTK treat mouse events only in a very limited
> way?

HTML/CSS/JS "solutions" only sound nice until someone fucks you over
with XSS.

The safest way is to disable mouse buttons completely in Xorg (via

Additionally, drag and drop can be "disabled" in GTK by setting a
dnd-drag-threshold ≥ screen size.

For the mouse cursor, I made a simple "semi-transparent circle" cursor
similar to the one you can enable in Android – it's not "mouse-y" (so
people don't go "ew, a PC"), yet it helps on more shoddy touchscreens.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, / Best Regards,
Sven Schwedas
TAO Beratungs- und Management GmbH | Lendplatz 45 | A - 8020 Graz
Mail/XMPP: sven.schwedas at tao.at | +43 (0)680 301 7167

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