[svlug] dont' let fullscreen program eat all key events

Erik Steffl steffl at bigfoot.com
Sun Nov 11 01:10:01 PST 2001

Rafael Skodlar wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 02:36:55AM -0800, Erik Steffl wrote:
> >   vncviewer and fvwm:
> >
> >   I have a problem with vncviewer in fullscreen mode - the problem is
> > that it gets all the key events and none of fvwm key-bindings work. Is
> > there any way to make fvwm ALWAYS receive (and process) certain key
> > events? even though the vncviewer is in fullscreen mode I would like at
> > least virtual screen switching keys to work.
> >
> >   as of now only ctrl-alt-fn and ctrl-alt-backspace work. I checked vnc
> > docs & faq but I found nothing but warning that fullscreen mode might
> > confuse some window managers.
> Is fvwm still an option?

  what do you mean?

> I'm using VNC on occassion to connect to other OS because ignorant
> Checkpoint company released firewall management tool for Windows only (for
> Solaris they charge about $800, so it's cheaper to buy a PC with monopoly
> OS). They released firewall for Linux but no free gui to manage it!!!
> On my system at work, one out of 8 virtual screens is for VNC and lately
> VMware which replaced separate PC alltogether. I made VNC "full screen"
> slightly smaller than virtual screen to be able to bring xterm to the
> fron with pointing to it at the bottom of the screen.

  well, what I am trying to have is vnc fullscreen (real fullscreen,
what you get when you choose fullscreen from pop-up menu that you get
after pressing F8 (by default)). I just want to have maximum space for
vnc and being able to switch to different virtual screen easily...


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