[xmonad] xmonad and VirtualBox/VNC

Lara Michaels laramichaels1978 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 15 21:40:34 CEST 2011

Brandon, thank you for this I will give it a try. l

--- On Thu, 6/9/11, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [xmonad] xmonad and VirtualBox/VNC
> To: "Lara Michaels" <laramichaels1978 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: xmonad at haskell.org
> Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011, 5:51 PM
> 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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