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Remove Carbon from Mac Auto-Type #3347

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Type of change

  • Refactor (significant modification to existing code)

Description and Context

  • Fix #3310
  • Replaces Carbon-based API for global hotkey handling with NSEvent
  • Thanks to @rockihack for his code submission

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Tested on Mojave

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  • I have read the CONTRIBUTING document. [REQUIRED]
  • My code follows the code style of this project. [REQUIRED]
  • All new and existing tests passed. [REQUIRED]
  • I have compiled and verified my code with -DWITH_ASAN=ON. [REQUIRED]
  • My change requires a change to the documentation, and I have updated it accordingly.
  • I have added tests to cover my changes.
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# Fix #3310
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droidmonkey commented Jul 1, 2019

@phoerious nice review, you got me!

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droidmonkey commented Jul 1, 2019

changes made

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Works fine for me, but some issues with the keyboard layout still persist (though they aren't in the scope of this PR)

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Added

- Add 'Paper Backup' aka 'Export to HTML file' to the 'Database' menu [[#3277](#3277)]
- Add statistics panel with information about the database (number of entries, number of unique passwords, etc.) to the Database Settings dialog [[#2034](#2034)]
- Add offline user manual accessible via the 'Help' menu [[#3274](#3274)]
- Add support for importing 1Password OpVault files [[#2292](#2292)]
- Implement Freedesktop.org secret storage DBus protocol so that KeePassXC can be used as a vault service by libsecret [[#2726](#2726)]
- Add support for OnlyKey as an alternative to YubiKeys (requires yubikey-personalization >= 1.20.0) [[#3352](#3352)]
- Add group sorting feature [[#3282](#3282)]
- Add feature to download favicons for all entries at once [[#3169](#3169)]
- Add word case option to passphrase generator [[#3172](#3172)]
- Add support for RFC6238-compliant TOTP hashes [[#2972](#2972)]
- Add UNIX man page for main program [[#3665](#3665)]
- Add 'Monospaced font' option to the notes field [[#3321](#3321)]
- Add support for key files in auto open [[#3504](#3504)]
- Add search field for filtering entries in Auto-Type dialog [[#2955](#2955)]
- Complete usernames based on known usernames from other entries [[#3300](#3300)]
- Parse hyperlinks in the notes field of the entry preview pane [[#3596](#3596)]
- Allow abbreviation of field names in entry search [[#3440](#3440)]
- Allow setting group icons recursively [[#3273](#3273)]
- Add copy context menu for username and password in Auto-Type dialog [[#3038](#3038)]
- Drop to background after copying a password to the clipboard [[#3253](#3253)]
- Add 'Lock databases' entry to tray icon menu [[#2896](#2896)]
- Add option to minimize window after unlocking [[#3439](#3439)]
- Add option to minimize window after opening a URL [[#3302](#3302)]
- Request accessibility permissions for Auto-Type on macOS [[#3624](#3624)]
- Browser: Add initial support for multiple URLs [[#3558](#3558)]
- Browser: Add entry-specific browser integration settings [[#3444](#3444)]
- CLI: Add offline HIBP checker (requires a downloaded HIBP dump) [[#2707](#2707)]
- CLI: Add 'flatten' option to the 'ls' command [[#3276](#3276)]
- CLI: Add password generation options to `Add` and `Edit` commands [[#3275](#3275)]
- CLI: Add XML import [[#3572](#3572)]
- CLI: Add CSV export to the 'export' command [[#3278](#3278)]
- CLI: Add `-y --yubikey` option for YubiKey [[#3416](#3416)]
- CLI: Add `--dry-run` option for merging databases [[#3254](#3254)]
- CLI: Add group commands (mv, mkdir and rmdir) [[#3313](#3313)].
- CLI: Add interactive shell mode command `open` [[#3224](#3224)]

Changed

- Redesign database unlock dialog [ [#3287](#3287)]
- Rework the entry preview panel [ [#3306](#3306)]
- Move notes to General tab on Group Preview Panel [[#3336](#3336)]
- Enable entry actions when editing an entry and cleanup entry context menu  [[#3641](#3641)]
- Improve detection of external database changes  [[#2389](#2389)]
- Warn if user is trying to use a KDBX file as a key file [[#3625](#3625)]
- Add option to disable KeePassHTTP settings migrations prompt [[#3349](#3349), [#3344](#3344)]
- Re-enabled Wayland support (no Auto-Type yet) [[#3520](#3520), [#3341](#3341)]
- Add icon to 'Toggle Window' action in tray icon menu [[3244](#3244)]
- Merge custom data between databases only when necessary [[#3475](#3475)]
- Improve various file-handling related issues when picking files using the system's file dialog [[#3473](#3473)]
- Add 'New Entry' context menu when no entries are selected [[#3671](#3671)]
- Reduce default Argon2 settings from 128 MiB and one thread per CPU core to 64 MiB and two threads to account for lower-spec mobile hardware [ [#3672](#3672)]
- Browser: Remove unused 'Remember' checkbox for HTTP Basic Auth [[#3371](#3371)]
- Browser: Show database name when pairing with a new browser [[#3638](#3638)]
- Browser: Show URL in allow access dialog [[#3639](#3639)]
- CLI: The password length option `-l` for the CLI commands `Add` and `Edit` is now `-L` [[#3275](#3275)]
- CLI: The `-u` shorthand for the `--upper` password generation option has been renamed to `-U` [[#3275](#3275)]
- CLI: Rename command `extract` to `export`. [[#3277](#3277)]

Fixed

- Improve accessibility for assistive technologies [[#3409](#3409)]
- Correctly unlock all databases if `--pw-stdin` is provided [[#2916](#2916)]
- Fix password generator issues with special characters [[#3303](#3303)]
- Fix KeePassXC interrupting shutdown procedure [[#3666](#3666)]
- Fix password visibility toggle button state on unlock dialog [[#3312](#3312)]
- Fix potential data loss if database is reloaded while user is editing an entry [[#3656](#3656)]
- Fix hard-coded background color in search help popup [[#3001](#3001)]
- Fix font choice for password preview [[#3425](#3425)]
- Fix handling of read-only files when autosave is enabled [[#3408](#3408)]
- Handle symlinks correctly when atomic saves are disabled [[#3463](#3463)]
- Enable HighDPI icon scaling on Linux [[#3332](#3332)]
- Make Auto-Type on macOS more robust and remove old Carbon API calls [[#3634](#3634), [[#3347](#3347))]
- Hide Share tab if KeePassXC is compiled without KeeShare support and other minor KeeShare improvements [[#3654](#3654), [[#3291](#3291), [#3029](#3029), [#3031](#3031), [#3236](#3236)]
- Correctly bring window to the front when clicking tray icon on macOS [[#3576](#3576)]
- Correct application shortcut created by MSI Installer on Windows [[#3296](#3296)]
- Fix crash when removing custom data [[#3508](#3508)]
- Fix placeholder resolution in URLs [[#3281](#3281)]
- Fix various inconsistencies and platform-dependent compilation bugs [[#3664](#3664), [#3662](#3662), [#3660](#3660), [#3655](#3655), [#3649](#3649), [#3417](#3417), [#3357](#3357), [#3319](#3319), [#3318](#3318), [#3304](#3304)]
- Browser: Fix potential leaking of entries through the browser integration API if multiple databases are opened [[#3480](#3480)]
- Browser: Fix password entropy calculation [[#3107](#3107)]
- Browser: Fix Windows registry settings for portable installation [[#3603](#3603)]
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georgesnow commented Oct 29, 2019

I get the impression based on the lack of response to this issue: #3393

The NSEvent replacement is staying and not reverting back to the Carbon API (which is not deprecated)
As I stated on the other issue KeePassXC is viewing all key presses when using the NSEvent API, which would appropriate for an app like TextExpander, but not for hotkeys.

https://developer.apple.com/documentation/appkit/nsevent?language=objc

"The NSEvent object contains pertinent information about each event, such as where the cursor was located or which character was typed...global event monitor that allows you to monitor events in other applications,"

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droidmonkey commented Oct 29, 2019

I understand your frustrations but we made a change for a reason. No additional security requirements are necessary to support NSEvent versus Carbon. I can consider a reversion of this PR, but it won't happen soon.

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georgesnow commented Oct 29, 2019

@droidmonkey understood.

Accessibility is needed for Autotype to work in general, but the inherent difference is KPXC is registering to view all keystrokes under that security permission. The Carbon API doesn't require the to register to view all keystrokes. It is registering the hotkey with the OS. My point here is if the app doesn't need that level of access and there is alternative it seems best to use the least amount of access.

And comes down to two parts:
1-Security permissions <=this is the same regardless for NSEvent and Carbon to use GAutotype/Autotype
2-How the hotkey event is being handled <=this is a coding difference as stated above

https://www.macworld.com/article/3311982/the-difference-between-accessibility-and-full-disk-access.html

Apple requires explicit permission, because it’s just these kinds of features that can be leveraged and abused by simpler malware that doesn’t dig deeply into exploiting the system, but could, for instance, try to capture your keystrokes.

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parodymshifter commented Oct 30, 2019

On Mojave 10.14.6 the change to autotype hotkey handling is dropping the 1st character of passwords in Terminal windows. It seems to work correctly in a text editor window. The breakage of the function in Terminal windows makes the hotkey feature nearly useless for me.

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georgesnow commented Oct 30, 2019

This is Most likely because the Nsevent api doesn’t allow (and isn’t) interrupting or blocking the event from passing. it only observes it. Carbon API stop it’s from posting to other applications

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droidmonkey commented Oct 30, 2019

Please open an issue about this

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