Firebird 0.7 and the keyboard; c&p to FB from Evolution

Mike Patterson mpatters at
Wed Oct 22 14:29:26 PDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-10-22 at 16:16, Adam Weinberger wrote:
> >> (10.22.2003 @ 1544 PST): Mike Patterson said, in 1.7K: <<
> > I've noticed lately, particularly since upgrading to Firebird 0.7 (but I
> > believe this may have happened a few times with 0.6.1) that occasionally
> > Firebird will appear to stop listening to any keyboard input - ie, if
> > the cursor is in a text entry box, nothing I type has any effect, ^T
> > does not open a new tab and ^W does not close one, etc.  To get keyboard
> > back in FB, I need to close it and re-open it.
> >> end of "Firebird 0.7 and the keyboard; c&p to FB from Evolution" from Mike Patterson <<
> I get the same thing in mozilla. Simply focus another window and then
> refocus firebird... that should get your keyboard input focus back.

Interesting - I'd tried that already, but not with another window in the
same workspace (I use WindowMaker).  Opening up an xterm in the same
workspace as FB, then giving it focus and typing some stuff, then moving
back to FB, worked ok; nothing else seems to.

Oh well, thanks!  This is perhaps a WM problem, rather than something
strictly FB.


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