[openbox] modal windows with virtual desktops causing lockup ?

Mikael Magnusson mangosoft at comhem.se
Sun Nov 19 20:32:58 EST 2006

On Sun, 19 Nov 2006, Mike Mattie wrote:

> hello,
> A particular application , sylpheed-claws I suspect, is generating modal
> error dialogs. Sylpheed itself is running on virtual desktop #2 , and
> I am usually in desktop #1 . When this occurs it seems that the modality
> is honored by the window manager disabling other window operations.
> I recently left my computer for a couple of days, and when I returned
> I found such a dialog, but it would not accept events. neither could
> I switch desktops with keyboard shortcuts, focus windows, or even
> bring up the menu with a right-click on the background.  Interestingly
> enouph the
> <ctl>-<alt>-<backspace> didn't work, and also the <sysrq> magic keys
> failed to generate events to X, or even the kernel. I had to ssh
> in to kill the login session.
> I am not sure if openbox just locked up, if the modal window contributed
> or caused it, but I thought an option to disable modal windows might
> help. Is there such an option ?
> Should I investigate further presuming a bug or mis-feature ?

You've most likely encountered this bug, 

Mikael Magnusson

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