wlr input inhibitor

Inhibits input events to other clients

Clients can use this interface to prevent input events from being sent to any surfaces but its own, which is useful for example in lock screen software. It is assumed that access to this interface will be locked down to whitelisted clients by the compositor.

get_inhibitor(id: new_id<zwlr_input_inhibitor_v1>)
Argument
Type
Description
idnew_id<zwlr_input_inhibitor_v1>
Inhibit input to other clients

Activates the input inhibitor. As long as the inhibitor is active, the compositor will not send input events to other clients.

Argument
Value
Description
already_inhibited0
an input inhibitor is already in use on the compositor

Inhibits input to other clients

While this resource exists, input to clients other than the owner of the inhibitor resource will not receive input events. Any client which previously had focus will receive a leave event and will not be given focus again. The client that owns this resource will receive all input events normally. The compositor will also disable all of its own input processing (such as keyboard shortcuts) while the inhibitor is active.

The compositor may continue to send input events to selected clients, such as an on-screen keyboard (via the input-method protocol).

destroy()
Destroy the input inhibitor object

Destroy the inhibitor and allow other clients to receive input.


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