Re: [wmii] java apps stop receiving keyboard events

From: Uriel <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:42:37 +0100

Solution: Don't use Java apps.

Extra solution: Don't ever use Java apps.


PS.: People that use jedit should not be allowed to use computers.

On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 6:47 AM, Suraj Kurapati <> wrote:
> Java apps which use the Swing GUI toolkit suddenly stop receiving keyboard
> events in wmii -- ever since wmii-3.6.
> I noticed that this occurs whenever these apps open a modal window (like a
> "File Open" dialog or "File Save" dialog). The modal window automatically
> appears in the floating layer. Once I dismiss the modal window, the focus
> returns to the main java app (which is in the managed layer) and the app no
> longer responds to keystrokes. The app is not frozen -- I can still use
> the mouse to click on buttons/menus.
> I have been suffering with this problem for months (maybe a year?) now.
> The only solution is to close the java app and start it up again ---
> which is incredibly annoying. I always use wmii @ hg tip, hoping that
> someday this problem would be fixed.
> Any debugging tips would be appreciated: something (wmii?) is eating my
> keyboard events and not letting them propagate to the java apps!
> I am using this version of wmii:
>> wmii -v
> wmii-hg2427, (c)2008 Kris Maglione
> Thanks for your consideration.
Received on Sun Jan 11 2009 - 23:42:37 UTC

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