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Change only one keycode to avoid overwriting mappings of other keyboards.
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Authored by thierry1970 on May 9 2019, 7:02 AM.

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Patch proposed by pascal@ordissimo.com
The concern appears when you have a physical keyboard and a virtual keyboard.
If you press the virtual keyboard and the ask key is not present in "Virtual core XTEST keyboard", the keyboard is unmapped and then remapped incorrectly.

  • switch to XTEST keyboard mapping (Send a FakeKeyEvent with an unsued keycode to cause a mapping change. This way, XStringToKeysym() and XKeysymToKeycode() will match the keyboard mapping that will be used in the final XFakeKeyEvents).
  • change only one keycode to avoid overwriting mappings of other keyboards
  • use the first unused keycode of the current keyboard mapping
  • revert the mapping change after few secondes (X clients need some time to catch the keysym)
  • revert all mapping changes in ecore_x_shutdown

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thierry1970 created this revision.May 9 2019, 7:02 AM

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thierry1970 requested review of this revision.May 9 2019, 7:02 AM
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devilhorns resigned from this revision.May 22 2019, 4:52 AM
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@bu5hm4n Why was I added as reviewer on this ? I don't deal with X stuff anymore, nor do I do key mapping stuffs lol

Because you are probably the only one developing other things in this area, so it you look like a good candidate for a review :).

devilhorns edited reviewers, added: raster; removed: devilhorns.Wed, Jun 26, 11:12 AM