X2Go Bug report logs - #1192
Wishlist: Add alternative key combos for windowed mode

Package: x2goagent; Maintainer for x2goagent is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2goagent is src:nx-libs.

Reported by: Stefan Baur <X2Go-ML-1@baur-itcs.de>

Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:30:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Stefan Baur <X2Go-ML-1@baur-itcs.de>
To: submit@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: Wishlist: Add alternative key combos for windowed mode
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:22:44 +0200
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package: x2goagent
priority: wishlist

At present, there's a server-side configuration file
/etc/x2go/keystrokes.cfg
(and optional per-user settings in ~/.x2go/config/keystrokes.cfg *on the
server*) that define which key combinations trigger actions in X2Go,
like suspending the session or toggling between fullscreen and windowed
mode.

In windowed mode, it is currently impossible to switch from one
application to another using Alt-Tab - it will always apply to the
"outer session", the local display (X on Linux, GDI or whatever on
Windows, $SOMEOTHERMAGIC on macOS).

Microsoft has the same issue with RDP sessions.

This is why Windows RDP sessions use the following mapping when running
in windowed mode:
<https://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/windows/desktop/aa383500(v=vs.85).aspx>
e.g. Alt-Tab is replaced with Alt-PgUp, and Alt-Shift-Tab with Alt-PgDn.

It would be nice if we could add this to our configuration, so that a
set of Ctrl-Alt-$SPECIALKEY commands can get mapped to other key
combinations inside the session, so that e.g. Ctrl-Alt-PgUp would
trigger an Alt-Tab keypress/release inside the session.

Kind Regards,
Stefan Baur
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From: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>
To: Stefan Baur <X2Go-ML-1@baur-itcs.de>, 1192@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: Re: [X2Go-Dev] Bug#1192: Wishlist: Add alternative key combos for windowed mode
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 07:36:39 +0000
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Hi Stefan,

On  Mi 12 Jul 2017 23:22:44 CEST, Stefan Baur wrote:

> package: x2goagent
> priority: wishlist
>
> At present, there's a server-side configuration file
> /etc/x2go/keystrokes.cfg
> (and optional per-user settings in ~/.x2go/config/keystrokes.cfg *on the
> server*) that define which key combinations trigger actions in X2Go,
> like suspending the session or toggling between fullscreen and windowed
> mode.
>
> In windowed mode, it is currently impossible to switch from one
> application to another using Alt-Tab - it will always apply to the
> "outer session", the local display (X on Linux, GDI or whatever on
> Windows, $SOMEOTHERMAGIC on macOS).
>
> Microsoft has the same issue with RDP sessions.
>
> This is why Windows RDP sessions use the following mapping when running
> in windowed mode:
> <https://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/windows/desktop/aa383500(v=vs.85).aspx>
> e.g. Alt-Tab is replaced with Alt-PgUp, and Alt-Shift-Tab with Alt-PgDn.
>
> It would be nice if we could add this to our configuration, so that a
> set of Ctrl-Alt-$SPECIALKEY commands can get mapped to other key
> combinations inside the session, so that e.g. Ctrl-Alt-PgUp would
> trigger an Alt-Tab keypress/release inside the session.
>
> Kind Regards,
> Stefan Baur

this is work in progress for nxagent upstream:
https://github.com/ArcticaProject/nx-libs/pull/393

Mike
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