[xmonad] xmonad and VirtualBox/VNC

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 19:51:05 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 13:37, Lara Michaels <laramichaels1978 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I've noticed that when a VirtualBox window (in which I am running MS Windows XP) has focus keypresses directed at xmonad (mod key + some other key) are handled by VirtualBox (and the guest operating system it is running) rather than xmonad. The same happens when using a VNC client such as vinagre: keypresses directed at xmonad end up being received by the remote machine I am working with.
> Is there a way to avoid this and have xmonad intercept these keypresses?

The best you csn do, short of configuring the app to pass all keys on,
is to change the modifier key in xmonad to one that the app does pass
on.  This may require having multiple xmonad configurations.

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