Re: Stop alt-spacebar window menu
- From: "Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 cornell edu>
- To: gtk-app-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Stop alt-spacebar window menu
- Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 12:04:02 -0700
Bill Farmer wrote:
I am porting a native windows application to linux gtk. I want to stop
the alt-spacebar key combination popping up the application window menu.
This can be done in windows by capturing the WM_SYSCHAR message. After
searching though the gtk documentation and sources, the only way I can
see to do this is by copying a file from the gdk sources, modifying it,
and compiling it with the application.
You probably will not have any success doing this unless you are able to
control the user's environment. Things work differently on X11 than on
Windows. The alt+space key combo is likely handled by the window
manager, which will eat the key and react to it and not even pass it on
to your application.
I'd suggest not using shortcuts that use only alt as the modifier.
While there's no standard relating to this, usually those end up getting
"reserved" for use by the window manager, or for accessing menus via the
This is complicated by the latest
gtk source tarball not including gdk. Is this because gdk hasn't changed
since the last version that contained it? Am I missing something?
You're mistaken... all official release copies of the gtk 2.x source
include gdk. Where did you get your copy?
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