No more InputManagers in 10.5?

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

  1. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    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


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    I agree. I don't know if this is a security thing or what, but I hate removal of access.
  3. Lixivial macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2005
    Between cats, dogs and wanderlust.
    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


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    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


    Sep 4, 2003
    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


    Nov 27, 2005
    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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