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Gregory Propf-2
I've been looking around for others with these problem but haven't found anything so far, much less a fix. The subject line sums up the problems. Cntr-F isn't working in a few apps I use a lot. I think there are others but the main ones are Google Chrome (Version 57.0.2987.98 (64-bit)) and the Arduino IDE (v 1.8.0). I'm running a recent install of Arch Linux and Xmonad 0.13-1 from the Arch repository. I don't have a complex xmonad.hs but I'll post it here. There are a few other glitches like the fact that the menus in the Arduino IDE appear off to the side from the menu labels but I can live with that. Being able to search is kind of important though. What I do right now in both Chrome and Arduino IDE is click on the file menu and then select "Find" from the drop-down menu. It's workable but quite cumbersome. My Haskell skills are actually pretty good BTW so I'm not afraid of the code. I'd even be willing to contribute at some point.


import XMonad
import XMonad.Hooks.DynamicLog
import XMonad.Hooks.ManageDocks
import XMonad.Util.Run(spawnPipe)
import XMonad.Util.EZConfig(additionalKeys)
import System.IO

main = do
    xmproc <- spawnPipe "/usr/bin/xmobar -d /home/gregory/.xmobarrc"
    xmonad $ docks defaultConfig
    -- xmonad $ defaultConfig
        { manageHook = manageDocks <+> manageHook defaultConfig
        , layoutHook = avoidStruts  $  layoutHook defaultConfig
        , logHook = dynamicLogWithPP xmobarPP
                        { ppOutput = hPutStrLn xmproc
                        , ppTitle = xmobarColor "green" "" . shorten 50
                        }
        , modMask = mod4Mask     -- Rebind Mod to the Windows key
        , terminal = "urxvt"
        }

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Re: Cntr-F not working in several apps and Chrome has no menubar

Brandon Allbery
You aren't binding control-F, so xmonad isn't the problem there. You might try using xev to see what happens to it. Something else you are running may have a passive grab on it, but xorg doesn't provide a way to inspect passive grabs. :/


Chrome doesn't normally have a menubar;  but it may register its dropdown (look for three vertical dots at the end of the location bar, after any extension icons) with Unity's panel to fake one. You can't use xmonad with Unity, so if you require Unity's menu bar hack then you will need to run Unity. Chrome will hide some other parts of its UI if you have "Use system title bar and borders" checked in the Appearance section of the Settings tab.

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:05 AM, Gregory Propf <[hidden email]> wrote:
I've been looking around for others with these problem but haven't found anything so far, much less a fix. The subject line sums up the problems. Cntr-F isn't working in a few apps I use a lot. I think there are others but the main ones are Google Chrome (Version 57.0.2987.98 (64-bit)) and the Arduino IDE (v 1.8.0). I'm running a recent install of Arch Linux and Xmonad 0.13-1 from the Arch repository. I don't have a complex xmonad.hs but I'll post it here. There are a few other glitches like the fact that the menus in the Arduino IDE appear off to the side from the menu labels but I can live with that. Being able to search is kind of important though. What I do right now in both Chrome and Arduino IDE is click on the file menu and then select "Find" from the drop-down menu. It's workable but quite cumbersome. My Haskell skills are actually pretty good BTW so I'm not afraid of the code. I'd even be willing to contribute at some point.


import XMonad
import XMonad.Hooks.DynamicLog
import XMonad.Hooks.ManageDocks
import XMonad.Util.Run(spawnPipe)
import XMonad.Util.EZConfig(additionalKeys)
import System.IO

main = do
    xmproc <- spawnPipe "/usr/bin/xmobar -d /home/gregory/.xmobarrc"
    xmonad $ docks defaultConfig
    -- xmonad $ defaultConfig
        { manageHook = manageDocks <+> manageHook defaultConfig
        , layoutHook = avoidStruts  $  layoutHook defaultConfig
        , logHook = dynamicLogWithPP xmobarPP
                        { ppOutput = hPutStrLn xmproc
                        , ppTitle = xmobarColor "green" "" . shorten 50
                        }
        , modMask = mod4Mask     -- Rebind Mod to the Windows key
        , terminal = "urxvt"
        }

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Re: Cntr-F not working in several apps and Chrome has no menubar

Gregory Propf-2
Well I looked at the Java link and tried using the environment variable fix they recommend (_JAVA_AWT_WM_NONREPARENTING=1). It fixed the terrible formatting I was seeing but so far still no Ctrl-f. Other hotkeys like Ctrl-T (autoformatting) work fine though. Anyway that's definitely an improvement. I know about the 3 dots on Chrome. That's how I get to the "find" menu option. I just wish the hotkey worked. I think something is really wrong with Ctrl-f for me. Running 'xbindkeys -k -v' and hitting Ctrl-f in the window it pop up gives you:

m:0x4 + c:37
Control + Control_L

or with the right Ctrl key:

m:0x4 + c:105
Control + Control_R

Those are just the codes for the Ctrl keys alone though. It's like the F isn't even being pressed. From other Ctrl keys I get correct codes. Here's Ctrl-e for example.

m:0x4 + c:26
Control + e

The 'f' key works just fine though. It just won't do anything with the Ctrl key. I just checked emacs and it doesn't work there either. It looks like the Ctrl-f combo is just hosed for the entire desktop. I guess I could start to suspect my keyboard but this problem started when I switched from Ubuntu (Unity) to Arch (Xmonad). I also tried an ultra-minimal xmonad.hs to rule out xmobar and some of the extensions I'm using and even tried taking out the mod4Mask. Still no fix.

import XMonad
import XMonad.Config.Desktop

baseConfig = desktopConfig

main = xmonad baseConfig
    { terminal    = "urxvt"
    , modMask     = mod4Mask
    }

Very strange.



On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 9:18 PM, Brandon Allbery <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> You aren't binding control-F, so xmonad isn't the problem there. You might try using xev to see what happens to it. Something else you are running may have a passive grab on it, but xorg doesn't provide a way to inspect passive grabs. :/
>
> The Arduino stuff is likely Java; see https://wiki.haskell.org/Xmonad/Frequently_asked_questions#Problems_with_Java_applications.2C_Applet_java_console
>
> Chrome doesn't normally have a menubar;  but it may register its dropdown (look for three vertical dots at the end of the location bar, after any extension icons) with Unity's panel to fake one. You can't use xmonad with Unity, so if you require Unity's menu bar hack then you will need to run Unity. Chrome will hide some other parts of its UI if you have "Use system title bar and borders" checked in the Appearance section of the Settings tab.
>
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:05 AM, Gregory Propf <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I've been looking around for others with these problem but haven't found anything so far, much less a fix. The subject line sums up the problems. Cntr-F isn't working in a few apps I use a lot. I think there are others but the main ones are Google Chrome (Version 57.0.2987.98 (64-bit)) and the Arduino IDE (v 1.8.0). I'm running a recent install of Arch Linux and Xmonad 0.13-1 from the Arch repository. I don't have a complex xmonad.hs but I'll post it here. There are a few other glitches like the fact that the menus in the Arduino IDE appear off to the side from the menu labels but I can live with that. Being able to search is kind of important though. What I do right now in both Chrome and Arduino IDE is click on the file menu and then select "Find" from the drop-down menu. It's workable but quite cumbersome. My Haskell skills are actually pretty good BTW so I'm not afraid of the code. I'd even be willing to contribute at some point.
>>
>>
>> import XMonad
>> import XMonad.Hooks.DynamicLog
>> import XMonad.Hooks.ManageDocks
>> import XMonad.Util.Run(spawnPipe)
>> import XMonad.Util.EZConfig(additionalKeys)
>> import System.IO
>>
>> main = do
>>     xmproc <- spawnPipe "/usr/bin/xmobar -d /home/gregory/.xmobarrc"
>>     xmonad $ docks defaultConfig
>>     -- xmonad $ defaultConfig
>>         { manageHook = manageDocks <+> manageHook defaultConfig
>>         , layoutHook = avoidStruts  $  layoutHook defaultConfig
>>         , logHook = dynamicLogWithPP xmobarPP
>>                         { ppOutput = hPutStrLn xmproc
>>                         , ppTitle = xmobarColor "green" "" . shorten 50
>>                         }
>>         , modMask = mod4Mask     -- Rebind Mod to the Windows key
>>         , terminal = "urxvt"
>>         }
>>
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Brandon Allbery
This is precisely how a passive key grab on (controlMask, xK_f) would behave. But since your config doesn't show one, likely some other program is grabbing it. Unfortunately there's no way to get xorg to say what keys are grabbed by what clients; all I can suggest is looking over what programs are running.

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 5:17 AM, Gregory Propf <[hidden email]> wrote:
Well I looked at the Java link and tried using the environment variable fix they recommend (_JAVA_AWT_WM_NONREPARENTING=1). It fixed the terrible formatting I was seeing but so far still no Ctrl-f. Other hotkeys like Ctrl-T (autoformatting) work fine though. Anyway that's definitely an improvement. I know about the 3 dots on Chrome. That's how I get to the "find" menu option. I just wish the hotkey worked. I think something is really wrong with Ctrl-f for me. Running 'xbindkeys -k -v' and hitting Ctrl-f in the window it pop up gives you:

m:0x4 + c:37
Control + Control_L

or with the right Ctrl key:

m:0x4 + c:105
Control + Control_R

Those are just the codes for the Ctrl keys alone though. It's like the F isn't even being pressed. From other Ctrl keys I get correct codes. Here's Ctrl-e for example.

m:0x4 + c:26
Control + e

The 'f' key works just fine though. It just won't do anything with the Ctrl key. I just checked emacs and it doesn't work there either. It looks like the Ctrl-f combo is just hosed for the entire desktop. I guess I could start to suspect my keyboard but this problem started when I switched from Ubuntu (Unity) to Arch (Xmonad). I also tried an ultra-minimal xmonad.hs to rule out xmobar and some of the extensions I'm using and even tried taking out the mod4Mask. Still no fix.

import XMonad
import XMonad.Config.Desktop

baseConfig = desktopConfig

main = xmonad baseConfig
    { terminal    = "urxvt"
    , modMask     = mod4Mask
    }

Very strange.




On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 9:18 PM, Brandon Allbery <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> You aren't binding control-F, so xmonad isn't the problem there. You might try using xev to see what happens to it. Something else you are running may have a passive grab on it, but xorg doesn't provide a way to inspect passive grabs. :/
>
> The Arduino stuff is likely Java; see https://wiki.haskell.org/Xmonad/Frequently_asked_questions#Problems_with_Java_applications.2C_Applet_java_console
>
> Chrome doesn't normally have a menubar;  but it may register its dropdown (look for three vertical dots at the end of the location bar, after any extension icons) with Unity's panel to fake one. You can't use xmonad with Unity, so if you require Unity's menu bar hack then you will need to run Unity. Chrome will hide some other parts of its UI if you have "Use system title bar and borders" checked in the Appearance section of the Settings tab.
>
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:05 AM, Gregory Propf <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I've been looking around for others with these problem but haven't found anything so far, much less a fix. The subject line sums up the problems. Cntr-F isn't working in a few apps I use a lot. I think there are others but the main ones are Google Chrome (Version 57.0.2987.98 (64-bit)) and the Arduino IDE (v 1.8.0). I'm running a recent install of Arch Linux and Xmonad 0.13-1 from the Arch repository. I don't have a complex xmonad.hs but I'll post it here. There are a few other glitches like the fact that the menus in the Arduino IDE appear off to the side from the menu labels but I can live with that. Being able to search is kind of important though. What I do right now in both Chrome and Arduino IDE is click on the file menu and then select "Find" from the drop-down menu. It's workable but quite cumbersome. My Haskell skills are actually pretty good BTW so I'm not afraid of the code. I'd even be willing to contribute at some point.
>>
>>
>> import XMonad
>> import XMonad.Hooks.DynamicLog
>> import XMonad.Hooks.ManageDocks
>> import XMonad.Util.Run(spawnPipe)
>> import XMonad.Util.EZConfig(additionalKeys)
>> import System.IO
>>
>> main = do
>>     xmproc <- spawnPipe "/usr/bin/xmobar -d /home/gregory/.xmobarrc"
>>     xmonad $ docks defaultConfig
>>     -- xmonad $ defaultConfig
>>         { manageHook = manageDocks <+> manageHook defaultConfig
>>         , layoutHook = avoidStruts  $  layoutHook defaultConfig
>>         , logHook = dynamicLogWithPP xmobarPP
>>                         { ppOutput = hPutStrLn xmproc
>>                         , ppTitle = xmobarColor "green" "" . shorten 50
>>                         }
>>         , modMask = mod4Mask     -- Rebind Mod to the Windows key
>>         , terminal = "urxvt"
>>         }
>>
>> _______________________________________________
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>> [hidden email]
>> http://mail.haskell.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/xmonad
>>
>
>
>
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Gregory Propf-2
That's what I thought. I shut down everything but Chrome and then restarted Chrome too. Still no Ctrl-f in anything. This is quite a nasty one. The only thing that really remains to suspect is my display manager which is lightdm. I suppose maybe that could be the issue though I'm not actually sure that display managers are even still interacting with the session after the WM takes over. My lightdm config is pretty much completely stock from the Arch repos as well. So anyway I'm now reading up on passive and active grabs. I can't wait for Wayland to be more mature. I'm supposing things like this would be less likely or at least easier to track and fix.

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:37 AM, Brandon Allbery <[hidden email]> wrote:
This is precisely how a passive key grab on (controlMask, xK_f) would behave. But since your config doesn't show one, likely some other program is grabbing it. Unfortunately there's no way to get xorg to say what keys are grabbed by what clients; all I can suggest is looking over what programs are running.

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 5:17 AM, Gregory Propf <[hidden email]> wrote:
Well I looked at the Java link and tried using the environment variable fix they recommend (_JAVA_AWT_WM_NONREPARENTING=1). It fixed the terrible formatting I was seeing but so far still no Ctrl-f. Other hotkeys like Ctrl-T (autoformatting) work fine though. Anyway that's definitely an improvement. I know about the 3 dots on Chrome. That's how I get to the "find" menu option. I just wish the hotkey worked. I think something is really wrong with Ctrl-f for me. Running 'xbindkeys -k -v' and hitting Ctrl-f in the window it pop up gives you:

m:0x4 + c:37
Control + Control_L

or with the right Ctrl key:

m:0x4 + c:105
Control + Control_R

Those are just the codes for the Ctrl keys alone though. It's like the F isn't even being pressed. From other Ctrl keys I get correct codes. Here's Ctrl-e for example.

m:0x4 + c:26
Control + e

The 'f' key works just fine though. It just won't do anything with the Ctrl key. I just checked emacs and it doesn't work there either. It looks like the Ctrl-f combo is just hosed for the entire desktop. I guess I could start to suspect my keyboard but this problem started when I switched from Ubuntu (Unity) to Arch (Xmonad). I also tried an ultra-minimal xmonad.hs to rule out xmobar and some of the extensions I'm using and even tried taking out the mod4Mask. Still no fix.

import XMonad
import XMonad.Config.Desktop

baseConfig = desktopConfig

main = xmonad baseConfig
    { terminal    = "urxvt"
    , modMask     = mod4Mask
    }

Very strange.




On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 9:18 PM, Brandon Allbery <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> You aren't binding control-F, so xmonad isn't the problem there. You might try using xev to see what happens to it. Something else you are running may have a passive grab on it, but xorg doesn't provide a way to inspect passive grabs. :/
>
> The Arduino stuff is likely Java; see https://wiki.haskell.org/Xmonad/Frequently_asked_questions#Problems_with_Java_applications.2C_Applet_java_console
>
> Chrome doesn't normally have a menubar;  but it may register its dropdown (look for three vertical dots at the end of the location bar, after any extension icons) with Unity's panel to fake one. You can't use xmonad with Unity, so if you require Unity's menu bar hack then you will need to run Unity. Chrome will hide some other parts of its UI if you have "Use system title bar and borders" checked in the Appearance section of the Settings tab.
>
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:05 AM, Gregory Propf <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I've been looking around for others with these problem but haven't found anything so far, much less a fix. The subject line sums up the problems. Cntr-F isn't working in a few apps I use a lot. I think there are others but the main ones are Google Chrome (Version 57.0.2987.98 (64-bit)) and the Arduino IDE (v 1.8.0). I'm running a recent install of Arch Linux and Xmonad 0.13-1 from the Arch repository. I don't have a complex xmonad.hs but I'll post it here. There are a few other glitches like the fact that the menus in the Arduino IDE appear off to the side from the menu labels but I can live with that. Being able to search is kind of important though. What I do right now in both Chrome and Arduino IDE is click on the file menu and then select "Find" from the drop-down menu. It's workable but quite cumbersome. My Haskell skills are actually pretty good BTW so I'm not afraid of the code. I'd even be willing to contribute at some point.
>>
>>
>> import XMonad
>> import XMonad.Hooks.DynamicLog
>> import XMonad.Hooks.ManageDocks
>> import XMonad.Util.Run(spawnPipe)
>> import XMonad.Util.EZConfig(additionalKeys)
>> import System.IO
>>
>> main = do
>>     xmproc <- spawnPipe "/usr/bin/xmobar -d /home/gregory/.xmobarrc"
>>     xmonad $ docks defaultConfig
>>     -- xmonad $ defaultConfig
>>         { manageHook = manageDocks <+> manageHook defaultConfig
>>         , layoutHook = avoidStruts  $  layoutHook defaultConfig
>>         , logHook = dynamicLogWithPP xmobarPP
>>                         { ppOutput = hPutStrLn xmproc
>>                         , ppTitle = xmobarColor "green" "" . shorten 50
>>                         }
>>         , modMask = mod4Mask     -- Rebind Mod to the Windows key
>>         , terminal = "urxvt"
>>         }
>>
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>
>
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Brandon Allbery
I'd work from a "ps" listing and make sure nothing else got started in the background. Depending on how the display manager is configured, it can start extra things (or occasionally leak them from the login session).

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 3:08 PM, Gregory Propf <[hidden email]> wrote:
That's what I thought. I shut down everything but Chrome and then restarted Chrome too. Still no Ctrl-f in anything. This is quite a nasty one. The only thing that really remains to suspect is my display manager which is lightdm. I suppose maybe that could be the issue though I'm not actually sure that display managers are even still interacting with the session after the WM takes over. My lightdm config is pretty much completely stock from the Arch repos as well. So anyway I'm now reading up on passive and active grabs. I can't wait for Wayland to be more mature. I'm supposing things like this would be less likely or at least easier to track and fix.

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:37 AM, Brandon Allbery <[hidden email]> wrote:
This is precisely how a passive key grab on (controlMask, xK_f) would behave. But since your config doesn't show one, likely some other program is grabbing it. Unfortunately there's no way to get xorg to say what keys are grabbed by what clients; all I can suggest is looking over what programs are running.

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 5:17 AM, Gregory Propf <[hidden email]> wrote:
Well I looked at the Java link and tried using the environment variable fix they recommend (_JAVA_AWT_WM_NONREPARENTING=1). It fixed the terrible formatting I was seeing but so far still no Ctrl-f. Other hotkeys like Ctrl-T (autoformatting) work fine though. Anyway that's definitely an improvement. I know about the 3 dots on Chrome. That's how I get to the "find" menu option. I just wish the hotkey worked. I think something is really wrong with Ctrl-f for me. Running 'xbindkeys -k -v' and hitting Ctrl-f in the window it pop up gives you:

m:0x4 + c:37
Control + Control_L

or with the right Ctrl key:

m:0x4 + c:105
Control + Control_R

Those are just the codes for the Ctrl keys alone though. It's like the F isn't even being pressed. From other Ctrl keys I get correct codes. Here's Ctrl-e for example.

m:0x4 + c:26
Control + e

The 'f' key works just fine though. It just won't do anything with the Ctrl key. I just checked emacs and it doesn't work there either. It looks like the Ctrl-f combo is just hosed for the entire desktop. I guess I could start to suspect my keyboard but this problem started when I switched from Ubuntu (Unity) to Arch (Xmonad). I also tried an ultra-minimal xmonad.hs to rule out xmobar and some of the extensions I'm using and even tried taking out the mod4Mask. Still no fix.

import XMonad
import XMonad.Config.Desktop

baseConfig = desktopConfig

main = xmonad baseConfig
    { terminal    = "urxvt"
    , modMask     = mod4Mask
    }

Very strange.




On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 9:18 PM, Brandon Allbery <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> You aren't binding control-F, so xmonad isn't the problem there. You might try using xev to see what happens to it. Something else you are running may have a passive grab on it, but xorg doesn't provide a way to inspect passive grabs. :/
>
> The Arduino stuff is likely Java; see https://wiki.haskell.org/Xmonad/Frequently_asked_questions#Problems_with_Java_applications.2C_Applet_java_console
>
> Chrome doesn't normally have a menubar;  but it may register its dropdown (look for three vertical dots at the end of the location bar, after any extension icons) with Unity's panel to fake one. You can't use xmonad with Unity, so if you require Unity's menu bar hack then you will need to run Unity. Chrome will hide some other parts of its UI if you have "Use system title bar and borders" checked in the Appearance section of the Settings tab.
>
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:05 AM, Gregory Propf <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I've been looking around for others with these problem but haven't found anything so far, much less a fix. The subject line sums up the problems. Cntr-F isn't working in a few apps I use a lot. I think there are others but the main ones are Google Chrome (Version 57.0.2987.98 (64-bit)) and the Arduino IDE (v 1.8.0). I'm running a recent install of Arch Linux and Xmonad 0.13-1 from the Arch repository. I don't have a complex xmonad.hs but I'll post it here. There are a few other glitches like the fact that the menus in the Arduino IDE appear off to the side from the menu labels but I can live with that. Being able to search is kind of important though. What I do right now in both Chrome and Arduino IDE is click on the file menu and then select "Find" from the drop-down menu. It's workable but quite cumbersome. My Haskell skills are actually pretty good BTW so I'm not afraid of the code. I'd even be willing to contribute at some point.
>>
>>
>> import XMonad
>> import XMonad.Hooks.DynamicLog
>> import XMonad.Hooks.ManageDocks
>> import XMonad.Util.Run(spawnPipe)
>> import XMonad.Util.EZConfig(additionalKeys)
>> import System.IO
>>
>> main = do
>>     xmproc <- spawnPipe "/usr/bin/xmobar -d /home/gregory/.xmobarrc"
>>     xmonad $ docks defaultConfig
>>     -- xmonad $ defaultConfig
>>         { manageHook = manageDocks <+> manageHook defaultConfig
>>         , layoutHook = avoidStruts  $  layoutHook defaultConfig
>>         , logHook = dynamicLogWithPP xmobarPP
>>                         { ppOutput = hPutStrLn xmproc
>>                         , ppTitle = xmobarColor "green" "" . shorten 50
>>                         }
>>         , modMask = mod4Mask     -- Rebind Mod to the Windows key
>>         , terminal = "urxvt"
>>         }
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Re: Cntr-F not working in several apps and Chrome has no menubar

Gregory Propf-2
Well I now feel stupid. I did just that before reading your message and looking over my .xbindkeysrc file. I had looked before and found something that might have been a problem so I commented it out and re-ran xbindkeys and restarted Xmonad. It didn't help. Just after installing xdotool so I could list out passive grabs I decided to grep for xbindkeys processes. I realized that the now days-old xbindkeys that had started the last time I rebooted and logged in was still running. I had thought that xbindkeys was just a thing that ran, changed some things in X and then died. The original process must have initiated a passive grab on Ctrl-f and was holding on to it. A simple 'killall xbindkeys' later and my beloved Ctrl-f is working everywhere. I'm still glad I made the effort because the Arduino IDE is now much easier to use in general and any other Java stuff should benefit as well. I also learned of the existence of this "passive grab" nonsense in X. Thanks for all your help on this Brandon.

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:37 PM, Brandon Allbery <[hidden email]> wrote:
I'd work from a "ps" listing and make sure nothing else got started in the background. Depending on how the display manager is configured, it can start extra things (or occasionally leak them from the login session).

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 3:08 PM, Gregory Propf <[hidden email]> wrote:
That's what I thought. I shut down everything but Chrome and then restarted Chrome too. Still no Ctrl-f in anything. This is quite a nasty one. The only thing that really remains to suspect is my display manager which is lightdm. I suppose maybe that could be the issue though I'm not actually sure that display managers are even still interacting with the session after the WM takes over. My lightdm config is pretty much completely stock from the Arch repos as well. So anyway I'm now reading up on passive and active grabs. I can't wait for Wayland to be more mature. I'm supposing things like this would be less likely or at least easier to track and fix.

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:37 AM, Brandon Allbery <[hidden email]> wrote:
This is precisely how a passive key grab on (controlMask, xK_f) would behave. But since your config doesn't show one, likely some other program is grabbing it. Unfortunately there's no way to get xorg to say what keys are grabbed by what clients; all I can suggest is looking over what programs are running.

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 5:17 AM, Gregory Propf <[hidden email]> wrote:
Well I looked at the Java link and tried using the environment variable fix they recommend (_JAVA_AWT_WM_NONREPARENTING=1). It fixed the terrible formatting I was seeing but so far still no Ctrl-f. Other hotkeys like Ctrl-T (autoformatting) work fine though. Anyway that's definitely an improvement. I know about the 3 dots on Chrome. That's how I get to the "find" menu option. I just wish the hotkey worked. I think something is really wrong with Ctrl-f for me. Running 'xbindkeys -k -v' and hitting Ctrl-f in the window it pop up gives you:

m:0x4 + c:37
Control + Control_L

or with the right Ctrl key:

m:0x4 + c:105
Control + Control_R

Those are just the codes for the Ctrl keys alone though. It's like the F isn't even being pressed. From other Ctrl keys I get correct codes. Here's Ctrl-e for example.

m:0x4 + c:26
Control + e

The 'f' key works just fine though. It just won't do anything with the Ctrl key. I just checked emacs and it doesn't work there either. It looks like the Ctrl-f combo is just hosed for the entire desktop. I guess I could start to suspect my keyboard but this problem started when I switched from Ubuntu (Unity) to Arch (Xmonad). I also tried an ultra-minimal xmonad.hs to rule out xmobar and some of the extensions I'm using and even tried taking out the mod4Mask. Still no fix.

import XMonad
import XMonad.Config.Desktop

baseConfig = desktopConfig

main = xmonad baseConfig
    { terminal    = "urxvt"
    , modMask     = mod4Mask
    }

Very strange.




On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 9:18 PM, Brandon Allbery <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> You aren't binding control-F, so xmonad isn't the problem there. You might try using xev to see what happens to it. Something else you are running may have a passive grab on it, but xorg doesn't provide a way to inspect passive grabs. :/
>
> The Arduino stuff is likely Java; see https://wiki.haskell.org/Xmonad/Frequently_asked_questions#Problems_with_Java_applications.2C_Applet_java_console
>
> Chrome doesn't normally have a menubar;  but it may register its dropdown (look for three vertical dots at the end of the location bar, after any extension icons) with Unity's panel to fake one. You can't use xmonad with Unity, so if you require Unity's menu bar hack then you will need to run Unity. Chrome will hide some other parts of its UI if you have "Use system title bar and borders" checked in the Appearance section of the Settings tab.
>
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:05 AM, Gregory Propf <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I've been looking around for others with these problem but haven't found anything so far, much less a fix. The subject line sums up the problems. Cntr-F isn't working in a few apps I use a lot. I think there are others but the main ones are Google Chrome (Version 57.0.2987.98 (64-bit)) and the Arduino IDE (v 1.8.0). I'm running a recent install of Arch Linux and Xmonad 0.13-1 from the Arch repository. I don't have a complex xmonad.hs but I'll post it here. There are a few other glitches like the fact that the menus in the Arduino IDE appear off to the side from the menu labels but I can live with that. Being able to search is kind of important though. What I do right now in both Chrome and Arduino IDE is click on the file menu and then select "Find" from the drop-down menu. It's workable but quite cumbersome. My Haskell skills are actually pretty good BTW so I'm not afraid of the code. I'd even be willing to contribute at some point.
>>
>>
>> import XMonad
>> import XMonad.Hooks.DynamicLog
>> import XMonad.Hooks.ManageDocks
>> import XMonad.Util.Run(spawnPipe)
>> import XMonad.Util.EZConfig(additionalKeys)
>> import System.IO
>>
>> main = do
>>     xmproc <- spawnPipe "/usr/bin/xmobar -d /home/gregory/.xmobarrc"
>>     xmonad $ docks defaultConfig
>>     -- xmonad $ defaultConfig
>>         { manageHook = manageDocks <+> manageHook defaultConfig
>>         , layoutHook = avoidStruts  $  layoutHook defaultConfig
>>         , logHook = dynamicLogWithPP xmobarPP
>>                         { ppOutput = hPutStrLn xmproc
>>                         , ppTitle = xmobarColor "green" "" . shorten 50
>>                         }
>>         , modMask = mod4Mask     -- Rebind Mod to the Windows key
>>         , terminal = "urxvt"
>>         }
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