Bug 846006 - [RFE] auto-add Hot Key combos to "Send key" menu
Summary: [RFE] auto-add Hot Key combos to "Send key" menu
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mingw-virt-viewer
Version: 3.1.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
: 3.3.0
Assignee: Marc-Andre Lureau
QA Contact: Desktop QE
Whiteboard: spice
Depends On: 846005 922716
Blocks: 1019470
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-08-06 13:10 UTC by David Jaša
Modified: 2016-02-10 20:20 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version: mingw-virt-viewer-0.5.6-6.el6_4
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Hot Key combinations are now automatically added to the "Send Key" menu when remote-viewer is launched. These hot key menu entries can be used to pass key combinations to the guest.
Clone Of: 846005
Last Closed: 2014-01-21 14:44:25 UTC
oVirt Team: Spice
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2014:0034 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE mingw-virt-viewer enhancement update 2014-01-21 19:41:37 UTC

Description David Jaša 2012-08-06 13:10:28 UTC
just to have this tracked in windows builds...

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #846005 +++

Description of problem:
auto-add Hot Key combos to "Send key" menu. Because Hot Keys are always captured by virt-viewer, there is currently no way to pass them to the guest.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run remote-viewer from RHEV-M User Portal OR from spice-xpi test page with "Hot Keys" field including "release-cursor=shift+f12"
2. try to make shift-f12 key combo reach the guest
Actual results:
there's no way to make shift-f12 reach the guest

Expected results:
user can send shift-f12 to the guest

Additional info:
* shift-f12 is a default keyboard shortcut for cursor release in RHEV-M/oVirt
* shift-f12 is used in web browsers to run web developer tools
* shift-f12 is used in OpenOffice/LibreOffice to toggle bullet lists

Comment 1 Andrew Cathrow 2013-02-19 22:42:03 UTC
Dependent bug missed 6.4, when this goes into 6.5 we can see if we can get a .Z but it's not likely.

Comment 3 Marc-Andre Lureau 2013-07-22 17:52:59 UTC
Sent patches to the ML:

Comment 12 Charlie 2013-11-28 01:26:41 UTC
This bug is currently attached to errata RHEA-2013:15512. If this change is not to be documented in the text for this errata please either remove it from the errata, set the requires_doc_text flag to 
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Thanks in advance.

Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2014-01-21 14:44:25 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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