Keyboard buttons event-based or device based?

Daniel Stone daniel at
Thu Jan 28 06:51:11 PST 2010


On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 11:22:56AM +0100, Crypto wrote:
> I am not sure if this is related to xorg, maybe it is related to KDE, Gnome 
> etc.
> I often connect an external USB keyboard to my notebook for faster typing.
> In KDE etc. (i.e. GUI) applications it is often possible to re-assign keyboard 
> events to particular menu entries of that application so that one gets new 
> keyboard shortcuts.
> [...]
> What do you think?

With Xi2, X already tells the application and toolkit exactly which
device generated the event, and allows grabs to be made on a per-device
basis.  So yeah, X already makes this possible today.

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