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Bug 965 - Ctrl-] doesn't work with vncviewer.exe
: Ctrl-] doesn't work with vncviewer.exe
Status: CLOSED FIXED
: ThinLinc
VNC
: trunk
: PC Linux
: P2 Normal
: 4.10.0
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: 5226 7158
: 3523
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Reported: 2004-11-11 14:45 by
Modified: 2018-09-28 10:41 (History)
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Description From cendio 2004-11-11 14:45:21
The current keyboard implementation in the Windows vncviewer doesn't support
Ctrl plus AltGr characters, for example Ctrl-]. I guess most customers won't
need this, but later, we should investigate if it at all would be possible to
support such combinations.
------- Comment #1 From cendio 2011-08-25 16:24:03 -------
Should work. Verify.
------- Comment #2 From cendio 2011-09-06 12:50:46 -------
Successfully verified on win7 using client 3.2.0.
------- Comment #3 From cendio 2011-11-23 14:00:52 -------
Does not work for me. I've tried build 3259 both on XP and Win7, both against
demo.thinlinc.com and tl.cendio.se. I've verified that "send systems keys" is
active. There's a difference between the systems, though:

* On tl.cendio.se, when pressing Ctrl-AltGr-9 I eventually get a KeyPress for
"]" with state=0x0. 

* On demo.thinlinc.com, when doing as above, I get a "]" with state=0x80, which
is the same as if Ctrl was not pressed. 

Moving. 
------- Comment #4 From cendio 2013-04-15 17:13:05 -------
Checked things again. I think this is basically impossible. Windows doesn't
have a real AltGr key. If you press the actual key, Windows fakes pressing Ctrl
and Alt.

So I'm not sure if it is possible to separate the fake presses from the real
ones, especially when they are happening at the same time. Might be some
horrible hack that we can do though, but I pity the fool who gets that
assignment...
------- Comment #5 From cendio 2018-08-27 13:26:36 -------
With bug 5226 fixed, this should now be possible.
------- Comment #7 From cendio 2018-09-28 10:41:20 -------
Release notes are written.

Ctrl+AltGr+<key> now works properly in most cases. We do get some (server side)
fake releases and presses in the cases where the Windows layout and server
layout differ though, but that is expected with the current model.