[arch-general] Does anyone find Compiz Fuscion eat up all Alt keys?

yueyu lin popeyelin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 20:24:44 EST 2008

I'm sure no other shortcuts besides compiz's own definitions work.
I also try your way. Unfortunately it proves my conclusion too. Compiz eats
up the alt. When I press "Alt+e", nothing happens. When I disable compiz and
try it again, I can get "^[e" while pressing "Alt+e".

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 2:42 PM, Adam Vogt <vogt.adam at gmail.com> wrote:

> Compiz-Fusion has lots of keybindings; it is supposed to intercept all the
> keys that it is supposed to listen to.
> Are you sure that compiz is intercepting _all_ keys with alt?
> A basic test to see this would be to open a terminal, run cat, then type
> away, holding alt (under compiz of course).
> You should then see nothing. If the keys are not intercepted, they look
> like ^[e for M-e..
> * On Wednesday, March 05 2008, yueyu lin wrote:
> >Hi, all
> >   I found the CF in my machine ate up all alt keys besides the CF
> binding
> >short cuts including Alt, such as Alt+F1,Alt+Tab,Alt+F2,etc.
> >
> >   The scenario is when I enable compiz fuscion in my laptop T61p with
> >nvidia newest driver, everything works fine and smoothly except no more
> >application short cuts containing Alt.
> >   That means firefox doesn't have "Alt+F", "Alt+E", Emacs doesn't have
> >"Alt+X". Especially for Emacs's "Alt+X", it's my most important things to
> >use Emacs even use my laptop. So I have to disable compiz when I wanna
> use
> >Emacs.
> >
> >  I really have no idea what happened even after searching internet. I
> found
> >when I use xmodmap to add Alt_L to the mod4 even the Alt_L and Alt_R is
> >already set to mod1, the application short cuts work but the compiz short
> >cuts retire... which means "Alt+Tab" doesn't work.
> >
> >  The following is the output of my "xmodmap", I wish it would be helpful
> to
> >identify the problem. Thanks.
> >
> >[yueyulin at t61p ~]$ xmodmap
> >xmodmap:  up to 2 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses):
> >
> >shift       Shift_L (0x32),  Shift_R (0x3e)
> >lock        Caps_Lock (0x42)
> >control     Control_L (0x25),  Control_R (0x6d)
> >mod1        Alt_L (0x40),  Alt_R (0x71)
> >mod2        Num_Lock (0x4d)
> >mod3
> >mod4
> >mod5        Scroll_Lock (0x4e)
> >
> >--
> >--
> >Yueyu Lin

Yueyu Lin
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