[Xcb] looking for a short and sweet example of how to use xcb_grab_button.

Micah Nordland mpnordland at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 21:27:31 PST 2012

Found the first part of my problem, I had a XCB_GRAB_MODE_SYNC, where I
meant XCB_GRAB_MODE_ASYNC, that made things much better, now to do actual

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 1:57 PM, Micah Nordland <mpnordland at gmail.com>wrote:

> So I'm trying to grab buttons in my window manager project. I know I need
> to use xcb_grab_button,
> and that I need to pass it the event masks that I want, and finally, I
> need to handle that button in the event loop. I have this code for grabbing
> the button:
>     xcb_grab_button(globalconf.conn, 0, _id,
>                 XCB_GRAB_MODE_SYNC, XCB_GRAB_MODE_ASYNC, globalconf.root,
>                 1,
>                 XCB_BUTTON_MASK_ANY);
> I got it from i3's source, and I do get a button press, but no release,
> and after that, mouse input into applications no longer works. This
> (obviously) is not what I want, and I *know* that it can be done. I just
> need to see how it's done right!
> --
> Praising my Savior all the day long,
> Micah Nordland

Praising my Savior all the day long,
Micah Nordland
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