No more InputManagers in 10.5?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by vniow, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. vniow macrumors G4

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    From the recent news article:

    As someone who uses these fairly often I have to say this sucks. Some of the more interesting and useful little OS/app mods are a direct result of being able to use that plugin.

    Its going to break a lot of things sure, but I hope there's a way to work around it or something, so the same features can be accessed in other ways.
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I agree. I don't know if this is a security thing or what, but I hate removal of access.
     
  3. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that's actually about the most interesting thing that I pulled from Ars' news article as well.

    I, for one, absolutely adore SIMBL and all that it affords. But InputManagers have also allowed for malware to attack OS X. I agree with both assessments, and share the hope that they can find a way to "batten down the hatches," while also allowing for some extensibility. However, this is Apple and so I'm not holding my breath.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Everything that uses SIMBL falls in this category, correct? That is, everything like Inquisitor, AcidSearch, SafariStand, SafariBlock, etc, etc? I dunno...Inquisitor is like crack cocaine. :(
     
  5. EGT macrumors 68000

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    Which article was this from? I really hope this is not the case, so many nifty little hacks like this compliment OS X and make it what it should be like! Maybe Apple want to implement a verification process or the like, and not just disallow completely? Hopefully ... :confused:
     
  6. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    I hope not. There are far more usefully apps and hacks that use InputManager then there are exploits abusing it.

    Personally, I would keep InputManager and take my chances.
    Maybe if there was an option to disable it. That would keep everybody happy.
     

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