Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 333361
Inability to capture keystroke events with xev -id when using metacity
Last modified: 2014-06-18 05:09:41 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm reporting this in case it is a bug and not something by design.
Running xwininfo and then passing the window id to xev using the -id option
results in no ability to capture KeyPress and KeyRelease events (for debugging
purposes), even after the window has received EnterNotify and FocusIn events.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run a gnome terminal window
2. Run xwininfo and click in the middle of the gnome-terminal window
3. Run xev -id and pass the window id that xwininfo displayed
4. Move the mouse cursor out of the window and click on the desktop
5. Move the mouse cursor into the window and click on the window, then click on
the title bar of the window
6. Type keystrokes in the gnome terminal
You do not get KeyPress and KeyRelease events from xev.
KeyPress and KeyRelease events displayed from xev
This works fine with the compiz window manager
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