Programs not accepting input?

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Sat Jul 22 22:59:48 UTC 2006

On Friday, 21 July 2006 at 14:32:04 +0100, Robert Watson wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Jul 2006, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>>>> I've been keeping a closer eye on my problem.  I'm using fvwm1 with
>>>> click-to-focus and lose-focus-on-screen-switch.  If I move from one
>>>> screen to another and quickly click on a window, the border changes
>>>> colour to indicate that it has focus but keyboard input is ignored.
>>> This is likely an fvwm1 problem. I use it too (without 2 monitors) and
>>> after some time something gets broken in its focus handling, and the
>>> windows stop getting focus. Restarting fvwm clears up the problem.
>> In my case, it's erratic.  I suppose I could try restarting the window
>> manager next time a window freezes.
> I've occasionally also had weird focus problems with KDE.  Among other
> things, it looks like occasionally the mouse release event is lost
> somewhere in the system (or something along these lines) -- I don't know if
> it's a driver problem, a moused problem, an X11 probem, or a KDE problem.
> If I press and release each of the buttons, especially the third button,
> things will often recover.  As long as the button is "held down", KDE
> doesn't switch the focus and other events are largely ignored.  Odd, eh?

Indeed.  Initially it doesn't look like my problems, where things hang
up permanently.  I've now tried the suggestion I made above,
restarting the window manager.  It didn't make any difference.e

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