API for binding and unbinding a key combo?

Stanislav Brabec sbrabec at suse.cz
Thu Mar 27 04:47:28 PDT 2008

Tuomo Valkonen wrote:
> On 2008-03-27, Lubos Lunak <l.lunak at suse.cz> wrote:
> >  XGrabKey() ?
> Nah, surely the WM should provide a highly specific but complex approach
> to register keys, and create a fake window that always has the focus,
> then XSendEventing things to applications, while also maintaining fake
> focus state. That seems to be the Modern approach anyway. XGrabKey is
> so _old_ and _simple_ solution that it can't be used.

Application does not need to call XGrabKey() to get events.

There should be a way to solve conflicts, when two applications want the
use the same key for completely different purpose. WM x App conflict may
even look as an feature lack, if an important feature is assigned to
buttons grabbed by WM. It happens e. g. with GIMP in some WMs.

Not only hotkeys, but also Modifier + Mouse Click/DnD need conflict

It was already discussed in past:
And once again about paste:

Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
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