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Using Super (aka Windows Key) for grabbing and moving windows doesn't work pr...


Description Alexander Brüning 2008-11-20 03:58:34 CET

just trying out 4.6 Beta 2 and liking it so far, only issue I had so far is this: When I grab a window and hold down Super the window will stop moving after half a second or so, reacting to the mouse sporadically only.

Not holding down Super while moving works flawlessly, but I kinda got used to holding the key down.


Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2008-11-20 12:12:18 CET
Yes, this is an unfortunate side effect of the new move/resize code that allows both keyboard and mouse operations at the same time.

The problem comes from the fact that the “Super” key is seen both as a modifier and a regular key (easy to see with xev).

When usign that key as a modifier for move/resize, the operation terminates as soon as a key press event is received that is not one of the arrow keys, ie when auto-repeat is triggered by the “Super” key.

Not sure how to “fix” that cleanly though, I kinda like the idea of being able to finish move/resize by pressing any key that is not one of the arrow keys...
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2008-11-20 18:17:14 CET
That should be fixed in trunk with rev. 28868.

Bug #4632

Reported by:
Alexander Brüning
Reported on: 2008-11-20
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


Olivier Fourdan
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4.5.92 (4.6 beta 2)


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