Alt-Tab again

David Fries
Mon Feb 23 03:57:00 GMT 2004

Here's the source.  Comments welcome.

>dfries wrote:
>  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),
>  problems,
>  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
>  enabled.
>  I've only tested the full x server in a window, not the multi window
>  mode.
>  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 <>

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