libinput: Support for long press key detection?
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
raster at rasterman.com
Tue Oct 21 12:03:19 PDT 2014
On Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:21:26 +0200 Stefanie Behme <steffi.behme at gmail.com> said:
> on last ELCE in Duesseldorf I learned that the development of libinput
> was started to handle input devices in Wayland compositors. I had a look
> in the API documentation and found that the enum "libinput_key_state"
> has these values: LIBINPUT_KEY_STATE_RELEASED and
> There is a need to detect if a key is pressed (and hold) for a certain
> amount of time. If this is the case a long-press key event is send. It
> is also possible that several long-press key events are defined for one
> key, e.g.:
> - 500 ms: KEY_STATE_LONG_PRESSED_1
> - 1000 ms: KEY_STATE_LONG_PRESSED_2
> - 5000 ms: KEY_STATE_LONG_PRESSED_3
> A long press on a key is e.g. used to create a screen shot.
> Is there any plan to support this kind of long press detection? How
> could this look like? Any ideas?
can you explain why this needs or should be done at the libinput level and not
in the app/toolkit where it already is handled (at least in some toolkits).
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