Re: [wmii] java apps stop receiving keyboard events

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 20:00:13 -0500

On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 02:44:55PM -0800, Suraj Kurapati wrote:
>The app is jEdit <> version 4.3pre16. The dialogs are
>the "File Open" (Control-O) and incremental search bar

Ok, that's the only Java app I have installed (because it's the
only one you report bugs for), and the ^O dialog woks fine for

>I think I may have narrowed down the problem this morning. I assume
>that wmii reads keystrokes first from and checks for the various
>keybindings. If it doesn't find any, it passes them to the currently
>focused client.

Nope, it tells the server which bindings it needs and the server
sends it only those bindings (with the exception of chained
keys, which require a grab after the first key press). It's more
likely that it's somehow not getting input focus back (or
doesn't think it is). Does its titlebar get any unusual borders?

Kris Maglione
The object-oriented model makes it easy to build up programs by
accretion.  What this often means, in practice, is that it provides a
structured way to write spaghetti code.
	--Paul Graham
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