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Re: asynchronous popups hide key release
- To: Alexander Gottwald <alexander dot gottwald at informatik dot tu-chemnitz dot de>
- Subject: Re: asynchronous popups hide key release
- From: John_Tobey at notes dot intdata dot com
- Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 14:06:47 -0400
- cc: cygwin-xfree at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
Well I'd have a look, but my experiences with compiling X on Linux have left me
very impatient. Is it possible (read: easy) to build Xwin without the whole xc
tree? Perhaps one of the developers would be nice enough to tar up their build
tree, obj files and CVS dirs included, so that a newbie could edit a few C files
and run a nice, quick, incremental make without all of the torturous setup and
false starts that have left me jaded.
Alexander Gottwald <email@example.com> on 19-09-2001
cc: firstname.lastname@example.org (bcc: John Tobey/Intdata)
Subject: Re: asynchronous popups hide key release
On Wed, 19 Sep 2001 John_Tobey@notes.intdata.com wrote:
> One annoyance comes from the interaction with X and native Windows apps that
> in the background and occasionally pop up a window to notify me of e.g. new
> mail. If I happen to be typing and have a key down when the popup appears, X
> does not notice that I release the key, and it goes into auto repeat, sending
> dozens of keystroke messages to apps until I press another key with X in
I hear rumors that some versions of tweakui have an option which prevents
other windows applications from "stealing" the focus, but I could not
> IMHO, the X server should handle de-focus events (if there are such things?)
> considering any keys are currently down to be released. At the very least, it
> should disable autorepeat when it doesn't have focus.
You are welcome to code it. You can reuse parts of the code where we
release the control and alt keys on losing focus.
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