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

Frank Batschulat frank.batschulat at oracle.com
Tue Jun 9 12:14:20 UTC 2020

Thanks Hans, I have filed the following bug for tracking this and I will
see I test it and merge it asap into Trunk and backport to 6.1.X

Ticket #19650 XWayland: Fix shortcuts like alt-tab not working under  


On Mon, 08 Jun 2020 17:18:57 +0200, Hans de Goede <hdegoede at redhat.com>  

> Hi,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Hans


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