should grab keyboard when in fullscreen mode

Bug #584823 reported by Glenn Washburn on 2010-05-24
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tightvnc (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Ubuntu Release: Lucid
Package Version: 1.3.9-6
Expected outcome: When in full screen mode, pressing F8 key should display popup menu which would allow for getting out of full screen mode.
Actual outcome: No popup appears when pressing F8, so its difficult to get out of full screen mode.

The fix for this is to add something like "Vncviewer*grabKeyboard: true" to your Xresources. In the post install phase of the package something like the following steps should occur:
1. echo "Vncviewer*grabKeyboard: true" > /etc/X11/Xresources/xtightvncviewer
2. xrdb -merge /etc/X11/Xresources/xtightvncviewer

The resource should probably be removed if the package is removed, but not removing it is not strictly necessary.

This problem and solution is mentions in the man file for xtightvncviewer (look for grabKeyboard).

John Pye (jdpipe) wrote :

I confirm that the suggested change gives the expected and desired behaviour. The full-screen option is quite useless, otherwise, for this viewer.

Somehow the packaging should be changed to add/remove that Xresource when the package is installed removed.

Alternatively, the code could be patched to assume a default true value of this setting, instead of default false.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in tightvnc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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