Re: [dev] [slock] won't lock if unclutter grabbed mouse pointer

From: Andreas Doll <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2016 00:06:18 +0100

On 2016-01-15 at 23:21, Markus Teich wrote:
> I don't like the man-page approach. Documentation always looses synchronization
> to the codebase, so my proposal would be to output a similar error message in
> slock. The link from "slock: could not grab pointer" to `unclutter -grab` should
> be easy enough to discover then.

I also think this would be sufficient.

> By the way: Why are you using the `-grab` switch? According to the man page this
> seems to be the old version. The developer probably noticed that grabbing the
> pointer is not the best idea and implemented another method of hiding the
> cursor.

Oops. Apparently for no good reason, I had this command in a shell script
since quite a while and never realized the -grab is superfluous. Thanks!
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