[openbox] desktop switching in 3.4

Mikael Magnusson mangosoft at comhem.se
Sat Aug 4 19:01:18 EDT 2007

On Sun, 5 Aug 2007, Atte André Jensen wrote:

> Dana Jansens wrote:
>>  On 8/3/07, Mikael Magnusson <mikachu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >  This is why they invented the internet,
>> >  http://icculus.org/openbox/index.php/Help:FAQ#Why_don.27t_the_desktop_switching_actions_show_the_desktop_while_switching.3F
>>  Also the dialog can be turned off.  Also in 3.4.3 there is no dialog
>>  anymore, so it's always an instant change.
> Ok, thanks for the reply. And sorry I overlooked in the faq...
> A tiny question: This "is necessary at the moment for many applications, such 
> as Firefox" 
> (http://icculus.org/openbox/index.php/Help:Upgrading_to_3.4#Desktop_cycling_dialog) 
> the is accomplished by the new behaviour, is that reverted (exposing the bug, 
> or whatever is is in firefox) when using <dialog>no</dialog>?

The problem is that the old dialog grabbed the keyboard, so it could go 
away when you let go of the key. Many apps are buggy with tracking focus 
during keyboard grabs. In 3.4.4 there is a new popup which is timeout 
based instead, which does not grab the keyboard.

Mikael Magnusson

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