Re: [wmii] dmenu patches and os x issue

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:57:20 +0100

On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 12:28:57PM +0100, Alexis Hildebrandt wrote:
> Hello Anselm R. Garbe on Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 06:08:39PM CET, you wrote:
> > I have no experience with Apple's X11 so far due the lack of an
> > Apple computer. Can you check if there are some Lock keys
> > enabled?
> No, neither Caps-, Num- or Scroll-Lock are are enabled nor are any
> sticky accessibility keys.
> I could provide you with the output of xev if that is in any way
> helpful.

That might help a well.

> > Are dwm/wmii keypresses recognized correctly?
> Yes, wmii keypresses are recognized correctly and it works like a charm.
> I have not tried dwm yet, but would gladly do so if it helps.

I'd like to know, just out of curiosity.

> Since I just started looking at the wmii and dmenu code I am not well
> acquainted with it and was thus not able to find the differences myself
> that might hint on where the problem resides. Any ideas?

There are quite a lot differences. dmenu actively grabs the
keyboard, whereas wmii/dwm passively grab for specific shortcuts
only. Also, dwm/wmii do handle so called evil-keys, which means
that if ScrollLock or NumLock is enabled/disabled, the modifier maps
reported by Xlib are totally different, whereas dmenu does not
care about such things (actually it has not to care because it's
usable without modifiers at all).


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