[Gtk-sharp-list] Grabbing a specific-key globally

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Mon Aug 1 11:21:24 EDT 2005


> I want my application to perform a certain action when a certain key is
>  pressed, no matter if the application is currently focused or not. The
>  actual thing I want to do is to assign a shortcut key for certain
>  forms in my application, so it is very possible that no form of the
>  application is focused (or visible, for that manner) when the shortcut
>  key is pressed. I would like to be able to define the key and its
>  modifiers. The way I see it, is that there should be a way to assign a
>  delegate to a key using some kind of a "GrabKey" method, perhaps part
>  of gdk, that receives the key, the modifiers, the lock-level (global
>  or application-only) and the delegate. However, I did not find any
>  method like that.

Look at the source code for Tomboy, it does that.


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