Re: [dwm] slock bug/misfeature?

From: Mark Taylor <>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 14:01:24 -0500

On Sat, Dec 01, 2007 at 12:25:18PM +0100, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> It's not a real security issue unless X does not hands over the
> keyboard or pointer grab to a different application, but it
> feels wrong.

In some cases, it could be an actual security risk. If the system
handles sensitive information (medical records for example), it's
important to keep passers-by from snooping while the user is away from
his desk.

slock should raise itself by default, but there should be a
command-line option to disable this feature for users like
Nicolas. Another idea is an option to allow a specific WM_CLASS above
the slock window, but that seems like overkill.

Mark Taylor
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Received on Sat Dec 01 2007 - 20:02:44 UTC

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