API for binding and unbinding a key combo?

Justin Clift justin at salasaga.org
Wed Mar 26 21:19:04 PDT 2008

Hi all,

I'm looking for a "works across all window managers" way of setting a 
Control-Printscreen key binding in my (Glib/GTK based) application.

Any suggestions?

As background info, one part of my application (already) provides a 
specialised screen capturing utility, and binds to the 
Control-Printscreen combination at program start.

It does this by writing to an (unused) gconf entry here:


and another one here:


This only works for the metacity window manager however, which is 
well... non optimal as there are many window managers around.

There doesn't seem to be a standardised way of doing this, or do I need 
to be looking at this differently somehow?

Regards and best wishes,

Justin Clift

Salasaga  -  Open Source eLearning IDE

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