Mon Feb 23 03:57:00 GMT 2004
Here's the source. Comments welcome.
> I've got it coded and working here with XWin.exe, it is a little rough
> around the edges, but I'm using it all day every day. I also expect
> it isn't up to date with the current XWin.exe.
> I picked PrintScreen as my 'disable keyboard hook' key, no good reason
> for that specific key though.
> What it provides,
> a dll that is loaded and used when XWin.exe is started when the
> argument -claimkeyboard is given on the command line,
> each time the window gets focus it enables the hook, when it looses
> focus it gives it up,
> all keys (except after the PrintScreen is pressed) are sent to X
> windows, window keys included (I have a lot of hot keys assigned to
> them with fvwm),
> num lock, caps lock, and scroll lock don't toggle when X has focus
> (X-windows gets the keys, windows doesn't so the leds don't toggle),
> if a key is held when entering X-windows and is lifted before leaving,
> windows still has the state of that key as held when you leave, ie if
> the window key is pressed
> Window-U was taken by something called Utility Monitor, I disabled the
> program so it wouldn't run, but the hook would only get the U keyup
> when window was held, so it currently sends U down then U up when
> Window is held. I've since found that if you disable all the
> accessibility keys from windows it no longer hogs Window-U, so this
> hack should be taken out (and a note to let people know how to use
> those keys).
> By default XWin.exe will ignore any of the window keys. My patch
> passes them through, but needs to ignore them if the hook isn't
> I've only tested the full x server in a window, not the multi window
> The dll must manually be moved into place.
> It has been a long time since I updated the XWin source, but the
> embedded XWin/xwin-20031109-1622.tar.bz2 might be the orignal source
> to do a diff against.
> E-mail me for the source as it is too big for the mailing list.
David Fries <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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