Re: [wmii] Two odd behaviors with wmii+ixp-20070516

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 14:09:11 -0400

On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 11:21:50PM +0900, Tom Lieber wrote:
> 1) After an application-created floating window closes, focus is stuck
> in limbo. Nothing appears selected. The hotkey that moves me between
> the floating layer and the managed layer does nothing. If I click on a
> window, it gets focus, and the hotkey works as expected again.

This bug has been fixed for some time in tip.

> 2) When moving between windows with a hotkey, 9term and qemu seem to
> register the ALT button being pressed if I stop on them (I move with
> ALT+letter). 9term interprets my first two keypresses as part of a
> combo, and Plan 9 in qemu does the same. Is this a Plan 9-related
> issue, or wmii's fault?

It's Plan 9 related. Most apps ignore modifier keys if they're
not accompanied by another key. Plan 9 treats an unaccompanied
alt as the begining of a keyboard(6) sequence. There's no way
around it (aside from some rather eggregious kludges) except to
change your modkey.

Kris Maglione
If at first you don't succeed, try something else.

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