Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 852929
[RHEL 7.0 RFE] Grab overrides
Last modified: 2013-09-10 19:45:35 EDT
Feature name: Grab overrides
Add ability to override X device grabs so that key events may be delivered to clients not holding the current device grab. Global keyboard shortcuts (e.g. Alt-Tab) do not work if there is an active device grab. Likewise, the screensaver cannot kick in. Once grab override support is available in the X layer, GTK and GNOME can use it to override existing grabs and handle events when there is a grab on.
This feature requires upstream integration and the implementation of a protocol extension. No such implementation is currently available and the required protocol spec has some pitfalls that have not yet been solved.
ETA on the upstream implementation is unknown.
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