Re: Detecting Ctrl Esc in GTK app

Hi Andrew,

You can add an accelerator to a window and it'll be called when that
key combination is pressed. It doesn't need to be associated with a

However I think it's generally considered good form to have a menu
item somewhere with the accelerator as a shortcut. That way the user
can discover your handy keypress and get some idea what it does.


On 30 August 2011 14:03, Andrew Wood <a j w me com> wrote:
Thanks for the tip.  Can accelerators only be used with menu items, only Ive
just tried doing it by linking it to the clicked signal on a (hidden)
GtkButton but it doesnt work?

My idea was when the key combo was pressed the accelerator would emit a
clicked signal on the button and the buttons handler would then be called.

On 30/08/11 09:52, jcupitt gmail com wrote:

That lets you detect ctrl-esc anywhere on the desktop. If you only
need to detect crtl-ecs within your window you can just set
"<Control>Escape" as an accelerator, see:

On 30 August 2011 06:33, czk<czongke gmail com>  wrote:

try gdk_window_add_filter or gtk_key_snooper_install

2011/8/30 Andrew Wood<a j w me com>

Is there a way to regiser a handler function which will be called
the user presses Ctrl-Esc in a GTK app?


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