Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 466274
Main Menu panel applet blocks screensaver from coming up
Last modified: 2009-07-14 10:37:44 EDT
Description of problem:
The main menu panel applet appears to take a keyboard grab and not ever give it up (Ricky Astley style), so it prevents the screensaver from ever coming up to lock the screen. This is a bit of a security issue, isn't it?
The keyboard grab should time out after a while I think. 1 minute seems reasonable, even better if the timeout is equal to the screensaver timeout setting.
For a somewhat related bug see bug 466269 which is related to policykit's password dialog rick-astley-ing the keyboard.
Apologies if this belongs in gnome-applets, I wasn't sure which would be more appropriate.
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This is still there in gnome-screensaver-2.26.1-3.fc11.x86_64, xorg-x11-server-Xorg-220.127.116.111-2.fc11.x86_64. Leaving any menu open (drop-down from an application, the GNOME panel menu, a favourites folder in Firefox) inhibits the screensaver from activating. The screensaver then starts immediately after the menu is closed, providing the timeout has been met, despite mouse and keyboard input!
Máirín, can you update this to F11? Also, should this not be assigned either to gnome-screensaver or the X server? (Is it another one of those fundamental flaws in the architecture of X, cf. Bug 496721?)
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