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Re: [virt-tools-list] virt-viewer keyboard handling

Hi Marc-André,

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 10:09:42AM -0400, Marc-André Lureau wrote:
> Hi
> ----- Mensaje original -----
> > 
> > I am using gnome classic and have some virtual desktops
> > (workspaces) set up between which I can switch with
> > <Ctrl>-<Alt>-<Cursor-{left,right}>
> > 
> > This does not work when the focus is on the virt-viewer
> > window, and I did not figure out if/where I could configure
> The spice-gtk display widget will take a global keyboard grab when the pointer is over the display and has the focus. This is to pass those key bindings to the guest, so the guest WM can handle them. Usually, a window manager will not handle bindings when a window has the grab, so you will have to leave the focus from the spice display to release the grab. If you are in fullscreen with virt-viewer, you can reach with the pointer the top auto-hide bar, and use your WM keybindings for example.

thanks for the explanation and pointing out where this is done!
Now at least I found I am not alone with this wish:
However, there is no generic solution yet, it seems.

> If you don't want spice-gtk to get the grab, you can set the SPICE_NOGRAB=1 environment variable.

I will try and see if Windows 7 is still usable in this mode.

If all else fails, maybe I can hack key_event() in spice-widget.c,
but probably that's beyond my skills as a low-level programmer. ;-)

Best regards,

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