[vbox-dev] [PATCH][resend] Fix shortcuts like alt-tab not working under [X]wayland

Hans de Goede hdegoede at redhat.com
Mon Jun 8 15:18:57 UTC 2020


Note this is a resend since my first submission was ignored. This patch
makes virtualbox work much better (things like alt+tab will work in the VM)
when run inside a Wayland session. Can we please get this merged?

The attached patch tackles a long-standing issue when running VirtualBox
under [X]wayland. By default keyboard-grabs are denied to X11 apps under
Xwayland, this causes e.g. alt-tab to not be send to the VM, but to go
to the host window-environment.

The attached patch modifies VirtualBox to send a special ClientMessage
which lets mutter knows that VirtualBox works properly with emulated
grabs and that they should be allowed.

As usual, the patch is released under the MIT license.



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