[openbox] how to prevent openbox to grab keystrokes ?

Marco Molteni molter at tin.it
Tue Mar 9 16:41:05 EST 2004

On Tue, 09 Mar 2004 16:22:01 -0500
John Russell <drjimmy42 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 16:17, Neil Watson wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 10:05:43PM +0100, Marco Molteni wrote:
> > > Also, not grabbing keystrokes can be useful for other applications
> > > besides vnc.
> > 
> > I agree with you.  Midnight commander would work much better if
> > Openbox did not grab my function keys.
> Are you still talking about remote desktops with MC?  
> If not, then can't you just unset the keybindings in rc.xml?

If I don't misundestand you, unsetting the keybindings in rc.xml
would have a global effect, i.e. I would loose the keybindings.
But I don't want to loose *any* binding :-)

What I am looking for is different: a way to _temporarily_ unset
the keybindings. This would allow for the keys to be passed to
the application that has keyboard focus.

For example, if scroll_lock is set, do not interpret the keystrokes.
If scroll_lock is not set, interpret the keystrokes as usual.


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