[openbox] how to prevent openbox to grab keystrokes ?

Marco Molteni molter at tin.it
Wed Mar 10 02:59:08 EST 2004

On Tue, 9 Mar 2004 23:01:20 +0100 (CET)
Mikael Magnusson <mangosoft at comhem.se> wrote:

> On Tue, 9 Mar 2004, Marco Molteni wrote:


> > 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.
> > 
> > marco
> here's a semi-ugly hack for you


thanks for the patch. I corrected a typo (scrolllock_pressed was
written once with 3 L and once with 2 L) and recompiled.

It works half and half, in the sense that if scroll_lock is set, openbox
doesn't grab the keystroke any more (and this is good), but it doesn't
pass the keystroke either to the focused windows (and so it doesn't


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