API for binding and unbinding a key combo?

Justin Clift justin at salasaga.org
Sun Mar 30 07:47:11 PDT 2008

Thiago Macieira wrote:
> This API is accessible via D-Bus. If wanted, we could work on making it an 
> fd.o spec.

Hi all,

To add further impetus to this, take a look at the following for an 
example of just what a nightmare NOT having a spec/standard for this is:


With a fd.o spec/standard, an application author like myself could 
feasibly write code to bind a key at app start, then unbind it at app 

At the moment, the above scattering of approaches across window managers 
looks nightmarishly complex to me.  I can conceivably take time to write 
code for 1 or 2 of the window managers... but not THAT lot (and there 
would be more).

Many of those also look to be only accessible to Extremely Advanced 
Power users. :-/

Regards and best wishes,

Justin Clift

Salasaga  -  Open Source eLearning IDE

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