[Geany-Devel] Order of plugin signal connections

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Fri May 15 04:41:24 UTC 2020

On 2020-05-14 9:34 p.m., Austin Green wrote:
> @Matthew:
>> 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.
It will exist and (in theory) function correctly until gtk4.

>> 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.

I guess we'll see what the PR looks like, I'm not entirely sure I 
understand the underlying issue (assuming you mean the existing 
'keyrecord' plugin?), or the proposed solution.

Matthew Brush

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