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Status: WontFix
Not currently working on Chromium
Closed: Mar 2017
EstimatedDays: ----
NextAction: ----
OS: All
Pri: 3
Type: Feature

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Gamepads enumerable with no user action in a Chrome app.

Project Member Reported by, Nov 29 2012 Back to list

Issue description

Chrome apps should have a permission that allows navigator.gamepads to contain all connected gamepads without requiring user interaction first.

See GamepadAPI which restricts visibility of gamepads until a user interacts to increase privacy and reduce fingerprinting.

Comment 1 by, Nov 30 2012

Labels: Mstone-26
Labels: Hotlist-Gaming
Labels: -Hotlist-Gaming Hotlist-ImportantForGames
Labels: -Mstone-26 Mstone-27
Labels: -Mstone-27 Mstone-28
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Comment 6 by, Mar 10 2013

Labels: -Area-Internals -Feature-Apps -Feature-Input-Gamepad -Mstone-28 Cr-Platform-Apps Cr-Internals Cr-IO-Gamepad M-28
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Comment 7 by, May 8 2013

Labels: -M-28 MovedFrom-28 M-29
Moving all non essential bugs to the next Milestone.

Comment 8 by, May 19 2015

This would be a great feature.
At least a chrome-flag or a config option.
This would allow tools like nw.js ( or any form of embedded chromium to see gamepads without adding specific useless messages to the users.

Comment 9 by, Aug 28 2015

Labels: -M-29
Status: WontFix

Comment 10 by, Dec 11 2015

Any reason why this has been tagged as WontFix? There are various use cases where this would be desirable such as when Chromium is embedded in other custom applications.
Status: Available
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Comment 12 by, Dec 14 2016

Labels: Hotlist-Recharge-Cold
Status: Untriaged (was: Available)
This issue has been available for more than 365 days, and should be re-evaluated. Please re-triage this issue.
The Hotlist-Recharge-Cold label is applied for tracking purposes, and should not be removed after re-triaging the issue.

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Labels: -Pri-2 Pri-3
Status: Available (was: Untriaged)
Status: WontFix (was: Available)
We are very unlikely to ever fix this, as Chrome Apps are deprecated on all but Chrome OS [1], and games on Chrome OS are either web apps, legacy chrome apps, or android apps [2]. New games targeting Chrome OS should only target web or android. 

I'm closing this issue as WontFix. If someone does implement they can re-open.

Components: -IO>Gamepad Blink>GamepadAPI

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