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

Hans de Goede hdegoede at redhat.com
Wed Jun 10 12:47:32 UTC 2020


Hi,

On 6/10/20 9:14 AM, Frank Batschulat wrote:
> FYI, this has been fixed in Trunk revision r138534 and has been backported
> to 6.1.X revision r138535 and will be included in the next releases.
> 
> The fix is already included in the test builds for Trunk and 6.1.X
> containing above revisions:
> 
> https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Testbuilds

That is great, thank you.

Regards,

Hans



> On Tue, 09 Jun 2020 14:14:20 +0200, Frank Batschulat <frank.batschulat at oracle.com> wrote:
> 
>> 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 [X]wayland
>> https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/19650
>>
>> cheers
>> frankB
>>
>> On Mon, 08 Jun 2020 17:18:57 +0200, Hans de Goede <hdegoede at redhat.com> wrote:
>>
>>> 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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