Bug 7175 - Windows keys don't work with KDE on client
Summary: Windows keys don't work with KDE on client
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: VNC (show other bugs)
Version: 1.3.1
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: MediumPrio
Assignee: Pierre Ossman
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Blocks: 3523
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Reported: 2018-05-14 13:01 CEST by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2018-05-15 12:58 CEST (History)
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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2018-05-14 13:01:53 CEST
It seems KDE uses some magical grab of the Windows keys that we cannot prevent. Pressing and releasing a Windows keys does properly send the keys over ThinLinc, but it then opens the KDE menu which moves focus away from ThinLinc.

It does however seem to avoid this if you combine the Windows key with something else. E.g. Win+S.
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman cendio 2018-05-14 13:03:09 CEST
I seem to recall seeing something like this on a Dell Wyse terminal. In that case we discovered that it was using some XKB event to monitor special keys, rather than having a classic X11 grab. KDE might be doing something similar.

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