[webkit-gtk] Opening default context menu on mouse release
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Sun May 21 03:08:18 PDT 2017
On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 09:03:58AM +0200, Carlos Garcia Campos wrote:
> Yes, it does. You can connect to context-menu signal, take a reference
> of the given WebKitContextMenu, and return TRUE to ensure WebKit
> doesn't show it. Then you can start your timer and then check threshold
> (you could use the gtk dnd threshold, for example, with
> gtk_drag_check_threshold). If not a gesture you can use the
> WebKitContextMenu to build a gtk popup menu.
that sounds promising.
How would you show a WebKitContextMenu? I couldn't find a function in
webkit2gtk's API to directly pop up that menu. I guess I'd have to
inspect the WebKitContextMenu and build a new Gtk menu on my own.
Here's a naive attempt (no fiddling with timers, though):
It appears to work -- kind of. The correct menu show up (if it's not a
gesture), but selecting a menu item has no effect. I'm probably missing
some signal handlers here.
In any case, I don't think I'd want to implement this in my actual
browser. Converting a WebKitContextMenu into a Gtk menu basically means
reimplementing a part of webkit2gtk: There already has to be some piece
of code in webkit2gtk that performs this menu conversion, it's just not
exposed as an API call.
I'll have a look at Andres Gomez' idea about using native Gtk gestures
next. (I indeed did not know they exist.)
By the way, if my problem can't be solved, then it's not a big deal. :)
It would have been nice to re-use WebKit's original context menu, but
there's always the option to ignore that menu and use my very own. (I
think that's what the mouse gestures addon in Midori does.)
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