Bug 4262 - Unity does not catch modifier keys in VNC
Summary: Unity does not catch modifier keys in VNC
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server OS (show other bugs)
Version: 3.3.0
Hardware: PC Linux Ubuntu
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: 4.1.0
Assignee: Pierre Ossman
Keywords: derfian_tester
Depends on: 3074 4417
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Reported: 2012-04-17 12:55 CEST by Aaron Sowry
Modified: 2013-05-06 15:55 CEST (History)
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Description Aaron Sowry cendio 2012-04-17 12:55:58 CEST
Pressing alt in Unity 2D should bring up the HUD - it doesn't do this over ThinLinc. Similarly, pressing meta should bring up the Unity search menu, which it doesn't.

Not sure what other fun effects this might have, for example with keyboard shortcuts.
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman cendio 2012-04-24 13:43:03 CEST
Report to Ubuntu and then move to 3.5.0.
Comment 2 Aaron Sowry cendio 2012-04-27 09:48:08 CEST
This is actually solved by adding +kb to xserver_args.
Comment 3 Aaron Sowry cendio 2012-04-27 14:53:31 CEST
Reported on Launchpad as https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-2d/+bug/989688. Moving to 3.5.0.
Comment 4 Peter Åstrand cendio 2012-07-31 10:35:12 CEST
We are tracking the upstream bug, but nothing happens. For this release, we won't have time to work on this, or enable XKB. Moving forward.
Comment 5 Pierre Ossman cendio 2012-11-21 10:47:59 CET
Will hopefully fix itself once we have an upgraded, XKB-enabled Xvnc.
Comment 6 Pierre Ossman cendio 2013-04-15 12:37:57 CEST
Works fine with our new X server.
Comment 7 Karl Mikaelsson cendio 2013-05-06 15:55:46 CEST
Both Alt and Meta brings up different search dialogs on Ubuntu 12.04 in Unity 2D with ThinLinc 4.0.0post-3937.

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