New issue

Have a question about this project? Sign up for a free GitHub account to open an issue and contact its maintainers and the community.

By clicking “Sign up for GitHub”, you agree to our terms of service and privacy statement. We’ll occasionally send you account related emails.

Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account

Keypress being read by non focused windows #3609

davidoskky opened this Issue Feb 2, 2019 · 0 comments


None yet
2 participants
Copy link

davidoskky commented Feb 2, 2019

I'm submitting a…

[x] Bug
[ ] Feature Request
[ ] Documentation Request
[ ] Other (Please describe in detail)

Current Behavior

The problem happens using the program rtv 1.24.0.
From the program I can open images, it launches a new window with the command feh --scale-down --image-bg black <URL>.
feh version 3.1.1
If after opening an image I focus back on rtv and push keys once in a while some of the keys get read from feh as well.

In particular jk are used in rtv to go up and down and I set them in feh to zoom in and out.
Once in a while (every 4-10 key presses, it's not consistent) instead of rtv going down I'll have feh zoom out.
I tried with other keys and the problem happens consistently.

Adding other windows or changing the splitting to horizontal doesn't change the problem

I tried using the default configs and submitted the log file, the problem still persists

Expected Behavior

When I use a program I want the key presses to be read by that program only.

Reproduction Instructions

Open rtv, open a feh window from rtv focus back on rtv and press keys which have a binding on feh.


Output of i3 --moreversion 2>&-:

Binary i3 version:  4.16.1 (2019-01-27) © 2009 Michael Stapelberg and contributors
Running i3 version: 4.16.1 (2019-01-27) (pid 7137)abort…)
Loaded i3 config: /home/davidoskky/.config/i3/config (Last modified: sab 02 feb 2019 12:44:10 CET, 2345 seconds ago)

The i3 binary you just called: /usr/bin/i3
The i3 binary you are running: i3
Logfile URL:
- Linux Distribution & Version:Arch 4.20.6
- Are you using a compositor (e.g., xcompmgr or compton):Compton

@i3bot i3bot added bug 4.16 labels Feb 2, 2019

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment