[Geany-Devel] Order of plugin signal connections

Austin Green austin.green at xxxxx
Fri May 15 04:34:28 UTC 2020

> You could use something like `gtk_key_snooper_install()`[0] to get 
> priority access to keys. It's deprecated because the GTK+ team don't 
> care about edge cases where it's useful, or other reasons, but it should 
> still work fine with GTK2/3 on all platforms, though I haven't tested it.

I'd rather not use deprecated functions, you never know what GTK might do with them in the future.

> If you don't mind writing #ifdefs/platform-dependent code, you could use 
> XLib and/or Win32 functions directly to grab the key events for the 
> window. I don't believe Wayland protocol supports this (on principle), 
> but it may be supported by some compositors in protocol extensions, not 
> sure.
> I can think of a few ideas to do it with Geany/GTK+/plugin alone, but 
> I'd have to test it out to see if would work at all.

Hmm, sounds a bit can-of-wormsy.  I feel my solution is cleaner; needs only two extra statements in keybindings.c.


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