[openbox] Openbox focus on dualhead system

Mikael Magnusson mangosoft at comhem.se
Sat Sep 25 06:13:57 EDT 2004

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004, David Anderson wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have a dualhead system, the primary screen running on a Geforce card and 
> the secondary screen running on an old ATI rage II. Because of various 
> problems with hardware acceleration on the Geforce, I am not running a single 
> xinerama display. Instead, I start an openbox on each screen and use it like 
> that.
> This setup has only one problem: when I move the cursor from one screen to 
> another, the keyboard "focus" doesn't switch from one openbox to the other, 
> and so any keyboard shortcuts I use take effect on the screen I was on 
> before. I have to click on a window in the new screen (or open one if none 
> are open, annoying since the shortcut I use most often is to open a new 
> terminal) to get the focus to move to that openbox.
> Is there an X notification that openbox could use to switch the focus 
> properly? Or is this bug not solvable with what X offers in the way of 
> events?
> Thanks in advance,
> David Anderson

I have absolutely no idea, anyone else? I don't have an excuse for not 
having two screens to test xinerama now that they hacked up Xdmx, but I 
don't think it supports dualscreen.

Mikael Magnusson

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