[openbox] how to prevent openbox to grab keystrokes ?

Marco Molteni molter at tin.it
Tue Mar 9 16:05:43 EST 2004

On Tue, 9 Mar 2004 21:30:49 +0100
hungerburg <dub at lazy.shacknet.nu> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 04:17:30PM +0100, Marco Molteni wrote:
> > 
> > Example: I am using VNC, and I like to set the vncviewer in full
> > screen mode. Say that the local and remote window managers are the
> > same, openbox. Say you have multiple desktops. Say you like using
> > the keyboard as much as possible.
> > 
> > When the vncviewer window is focused, I want the control-alt-left,
> > control-alt-right keystrokes to change desktop on the remote
> > machine, not on the local machine.
> with vnc 4.0b4 - realvnc.com - and fullscreen window, it already
> behaves like that.  beware: the f8 key to get the menu only works with
> numlock off.

thanks, but I'd rather teach openbox not to grab keystrokes than
hoping to have a vnc client that works around this.

Also, not grabbing keystrokes can be useful for other applications
besides vnc.


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