Is Xorg aware of text areas?

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at
Wed Jul 29 12:41:44 PDT 2015

Alan Coopersmith, le Mon 13 Jul 2015 17:57:11 -0700, a écrit :
> On 07/13/15 03:27 PM, James Heald wrote:
> >I'm trying to figure out how I can create some program/script that automatically
> >brings up a keyboard when a text field is active. Therefore I need something to
> >tell me whether or not a text area is active, and I was curious if that's
> >something Xorg would be able to tell me or if it would be the window manager
> >that would get that kind of information.
> Nope - that's all handled at the toolkit level, well above the X protocol,
> neither Xorg nor the window manager would know that.
> Your best bet is to hook into the accessibility frameworks, such as atk there.

Or perhaps plug into ibus & such.


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