Openbox focus on dualhead system

David Anderson david.anderson at
Fri Sep 24 21:41:36 EDT 2004

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 

Thanks in advance,
David Anderson

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