asynchronous popups hide key release
Wed Sep 19 11:07:00 GMT 2001

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 <> on 19-09-2001
01:31:13 PM

cc: (bcc: John Tobey/Intdata)

Subject:  Re: asynchronous popups hide key release

On Wed, 19 Sep 2001 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
verify this.

> 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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