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gtk: Disable tooltips in keyboard-grabbing mode.

Authored by werner on Jul 24 2017, 5:40 PM.


  • gtk+-2/pinentry-gtk-2.c (show_hide_button_toggled): Do not show the

tooltip if we attempt to grab the keyboard.

(create_window): Likewise.

For unclear reasons, those tooltips may interfere with grabbing
under some tiling window managers.

GnuPG-bug-id: 3297
Signed-off-by: Damien Goutte-Gattat <>

Test Plan

Run pinentry-gtk-2 under a tiling window manager (e.g. Awesome) and issue a 'GETPIN' command. Check that tooltips do not appear and that pinentry can grab the keyboard without having to try more than 4000 times.
Redo with --no-global-grab. Check that tooltips do appear.

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This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Jul 25 2017, 6:40 PM
gouttegd retitled this revision from gtk: Remove tooltip. to gtk: Disable tooltips in keyboard-grabbing mode..
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Leave the tooltips in place but show them only if do not have to grab the keyboard. As suggested in the discussion in T3279.

Feel free to push it to the main repo at (similar to scrute). I granted you the required rights.

werner edited reviewers, added: gouttegd; removed: werner.
This revision now requires review to proceed.Dec 7 2017, 6:28 PM