[openbox] how to prevent openbox to grab keystrokes ?
mangosoft at comhem.se
Tue Mar 9 17:01:20 EST 2004
On Tue, 9 Mar 2004, Marco Molteni wrote:
> 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.
here's a semi-ugly hack for you
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RCS file: /cvs/cvsroot/openbox/openbox/event.c,v
retrieving revision 1.225
diff -p -d -u -r1.225 event.c
--- openbox/event.c 15 Oct 2003 17:04:27 -0000 1.225
+++ openbox/event.c 9 Mar 2004 22:00:08 -0000
@@ -387,6 +387,7 @@ static void event_process(const XEvent *
ObDockApp *dockapp = NULL;
ObWindow *obwin = NULL;
XEvent ee, *e;
+ gboolean scrolllock_pressed = !(ec->xkey.state & ScrollLockMask);
/* make a copy we can mangle */
ee = *ec;
@@ -479,7 +480,7 @@ static void event_process(const XEvent *
if (e->type == ButtonPress || e->type == ButtonRelease ||
e->type == MotionNotify)
- else if (e->type == KeyPress)
+ else if (e->type == KeyPress && scrollock_pressed)
keyboard_event((focus_cycle_target ? focus_cycle_target :
(focus_hilite ? focus_hilite : client)),
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