For crying out loud. I have searched high and low for the answer why the previously working "feature" in my F16 system is suddenly broken for the past few days. I am relying on the "Ctrl+Alt+/" to ungrab the input devices while within Eclipse IDE debugging my application that captures the keyboard&mouse. Obviously, I need to ungrab the captured input devices from the app back to system so Eclipse/Debugger can use them. This combo and also the "Ctrl+Alt+*" also save me from rebooting the whole machine when my application crashes mid way without releasing the keyboard&mouse back properly.
I could understand why this is a security concern and the need for the fix. What I don't understand is why the developer chosen this option to resolve the issue. There are already Xorg ServerFlags options controlling whether these two key combos is active or not. Isn't it by defaulting them to "off" would do the trick? And user that needs them can simply flip the switch on their own risk?
The current security fix creates yet another XkbOptions called "grab:break_actions". I have tested it in my system. The problem is, now both "Ctrl+Alt+/" and "Ctrl+Alt+*" key combos behave the same. Although it works to ungrab the input devices, but both kill/terminate the process that has the input focus. Previously "Ctrl+Alt+/" did not kill the process after ungrabbing. So, it is still not useful for debugging any more.
Just my 2 cents and rant. I know it is hard for developer to keep every user happy