[virt-tools-list] [Spice-devel] [PATCH] Disable IME to allow receiving all keys

Frediano Ziglio fziglio at redhat.com
Wed Apr 20 16:17:47 UTC 2016

> On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 05:37:52PM +0900, Takao Fujiwara wrote:
> > My understanding is, Virt-Viewer with ImmDisableIME(-1) can send key
> > events even if the title bar is focused when IME is enabled.
> > I attached the screenshot of the problem when ImmDisableIME(-1) is not
> > applied.
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1311858#c42
> > 
> > But spice-gtk can receives all the key events and if ImmDisableIME(-1) is
> > applied, users cannot switch IMEs during running Virt-Viewer.
> > I tested native client with Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 7 and I
> > couldn't see any other differences when ImmDisableIME(-1) is applied.
> This patch was needed for
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1297640
> Setup was Windows client connecting to a Windows VM.
> Without this patch, when remote-viewer is focused and the user is
> interacting with the VM, it was not possible to press the
> Zenkaku_Hankaku in order to switch input method within the VM.
> Are you saying this is not needed, and that the situation I describe is
> working
> even without calling ImmDisableIME?
> Christophe

>From the subject looks like multiple keys (not specified) are not
working, one is Zenkaku_Hankaku. Can we have a list of not working

In this case the problem is different as the key is managed by Windows
and not sent to application.

I also noted that an issue happen when you press the title of the
remote-viewer window and continue using the keyboard. In this case
when you are in Japanese mode you don't receive keys events but a
small window is opened where characters are typed.
Do we want to have this behavior?


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