ungrab

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ grab

Verb[edit]

ungrab (third-person singular simple present ungrabs, present participle ungrabbing, simple past and past participle ungrabbed)

  1. (transitive, computing) To release (a device) that was previously captured for exclusive use.
    • 1989, Adrian Nye, Xlib reference manual for version 11 of the X Window System (page 482)
      This keycode maps to the specific key you want to ungrab.
    • 1990, James Gettys, Robert W. Scheifler, Ron Newman, Xlib: C Language X Interface (X Version 11, Release 4) (page 115)
      To ungrab the pointer, use XUngrabPointer.