X always must have a cursor
seanlkml at sympatico.ca
Tue Jul 14 19:21:29 PDT 2009
On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 12:12:50 +1000
Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net> wrote:
> the concept of having one pointer is built-in into the X protocol. so while you
> could remove the pointer from the server, applications will fail in quite
> interesting ways because they don't expect it. believe me, I've tried.
I think that is Kiryl's answer right there. At a low level you just can't
"turn off" the concept of a pointer.
> however, nothing in X requires you to _use_ a pointing device.
> I realize that some applications UI do not provide sufficient alternatives
> for keyboard navigation. That's not the X server's fault though.
Which makes one wonder why the low level protocol makes such demands.
> wouldn't the simple solution then be to deactivate the touchscreen?
It sounds as if there is no alternative.
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