Grab key scrolling

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Fri Apr 20 04:50:36 EDT 2007

On Apr 20, 2007, at 6:36 , Albert Cahalan wrote:

> Zephaniah E. Hull writes:
>> Alternatively, defining a communication method between sugar and
>> applications that scroll to let sugar tell them to scroll would
>> allow the hack to be in sugar, but it's still the same approach.
> Sugar isn't the right place for something so generic.
> The grab key concept is entirely sensible on a regular laptop
> with regular desktop software. One could use the Windows logo
> or Apple logo key as a grab key.
> I suggest doing the development on a regular desktop, to ensure
> that this feature is designed in a fully portable way. No XO is
> required.

I think the plan was to have the Window Manager do this. Sugar  
happens to use Matchbox, but indeed others could implement this, too.  
Might be good to discuss with the wm-spec folks.

> Smooth integration probably means that old apps get scroll wheel
> events, while apps that register awareness get something else.


- Bert -

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