AW: XInput2 raw events only for root window

Walter Harms wharms at
Fri May 29 07:47:28 UTC 2020

It would be helpful if you would be a bit more verbose.
Your are using X11 ? Xlib ? Qt ?

Most people are aware of a whole plethora of libs and need to
know so exactly as possible what you are doing, a small pseudo code
or real code is also a good idea.

Von: xorg <xorg-bounces at> im Auftrag von Will Song <incertia at>
Gesendet: Freitag, 29. Mai 2020 07:25:42
An: xorg at
Betreff: XInput2 raw events only for root window

Hey all. I am writing a small-ish application and when grabbing for keyboard
events I noticed that it was not possible to select for raw key press/releasee
events on the client window I created, and must be done on the screen root. Is
this an intentional design in the xorg server or is it possible to do this
generally in a non-root window? Thanks.

Will Song
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