[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 100964] [Qt] Make sure that the WebView in flickable mode sends mouse events to the page rather than controlling the viewport with it

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Thu Nov 15 03:06:58 PST 2012


--- Comment #6 from Jocelyn Turcotte <jocelyn.turcotte at digia.com>  2012-11-15 03:08:46 PST ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> Hmm taking a look at the code, the flickable private object redirects all mouse events to QtWebPageEventHandler::handleInputEvent. This means that the event will be handled by the gesture recognizers in the UI side and nothing will be send to the WebProcess, or am I wrong? As you said if we remove that handler then all the events will be then sent to the WebProcess directly.

Yep exactly, that's why selecting text and drag-dropping isn't working. We treat mouse clicks as touch taps if the button was released without moving and send them to the web process.

> Ok that looks like a good trade-off. I am not sure that nobody wants to flick using a mouse though. For example I was thinking about interfaces like the Wii, were you have a pointer device that effectively acts as a mouse, but IIRC the Opera browser it has does some kind of panning (flick) instead of scrolling. The hybrid devices mentioned somewhere else could be another example.

I think that this should then be patched in the distribution or enabled through a platform plugin. In other words, the platform should be dealing with this and not the application code IMO. If platform-specific applications want to enable this, we could expose a setting through a private API.

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