On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 9:52 AM, Christian Stadelmann
What about it? Applications can't take exclusive control of keyboard
input which is a good thing obviously.
Some applications really have to. If they don't get this feature they will be broken
They won't be able to get
events for key combos that are registered as global shortcuts in the
compositor which I suppose is your worry.
We could address that with more protocol for apps to request a mode
mark their windows such that the compositor disables some (or even all
but an "escape") global shortcuts when that window gets keyboard
Right. Virtual machines and remote desktop softare often needs to get every shortcut but
an escape shortcut. That's what we need. In an ideal world the compositor could ask
the user before doing this, so it cannot be abused by e.g. keyloggers.
Still, should I post this request to fdo's mailing list or bugzilla?