XkbSelectEvents man page

XkbSelectEvents — Selects and / or deselects for delivery of one or more Xkb  events and has them delivered under all conditions


Bool XkbSelectEvents (Display *display, unsigned int device_spec, unsigned long int bits_to_change, unsigned long int values_for_bits);



connection to the X server


device ID, or XkbUseCoreKbd


determines events to be selected / deselected


1=>select, 0->deselect; for events in bits_to_change


Xkb events are selected using an event mask, much the same as normal core X  events are selected. However, unlike selecting core X events, where you must  specify the selection status (on or off) for all possible event types whenever  you wish to change the selection criteria for any one event, Xkb allows you to  restrict the specification to only the event types you wish to change. This  means that you do not need to remember the event selection values for all  possible types each time you want to change one of them.

Many Xkb event types are generated under several different circumstances. When  selecting to receive an Xkb event, you may specify either that you want it  delivered under all circumstances, or that you want it delivered only for a  subset of the possible circumstances.

You can also deselect an event type that was previously selected for, using the  same granularity.

Xkb provides two functions to select and deselect delivery of Xkb events. XkbSelectEvents allows you to select or deselect delivery of more than one Xkb  event type at once. Events selected using XkbSelectEvents are delivered to your program under all circumstances that generate the events.  To restrict delivery of an event to a subset of the conditions under which it  occurs, use XkbSelectEventDetails. XkbSelectEventDetails only allows you to change the selection conditions for a single event at a time,  but it provides a means of fine-tuning the conditions under which the event is  delivered.

This request changes the Xkb event selection mask for the keyboard specified by device_spec.

Each Xkb event that can be selected is represented by a bit in the bits_to_change and values_for_bits masks. Only the event selection bits specified by the bits_to_change parameter are affected; any unspecified bits are left unchanged. To turn on  event selection for an event, set the bit for the event in the bits_to_change parameter and set the corresponding bit in the values_for_bits parameter. To turn off event selection for an event, set the bit for the event  in the bits_to_change parameter and do not set the corresponding bit in the values_for_bits parameter. The valid values for both of these parameters are an inclusive  bitwise OR of the masks shown in Table 1. There is no interface to return your  client's current event selection mask. Clients cannot set other clients' event  selection masks.

The X server reports the events defined by Xkb to your client application only  if you have requested them via a call to XkbSelectEvents or XkbSelectEventDetails. Specify the event types in which you are interested in a mask.

Table 1 lists the event mask constants that can be specified with the XkbSelectEvents request and the circumstances in which the mask should be specified.

Table 1 XkbSelectEvents Mask Constants
Event Mask Value Notification Wanted
XkbNewKeyboardNotifyMask (1L<<0) Keyboard geometry change
XkbMapNotifyMask (1L<<1) Keyboard mapping change
XkbStateNotifyMask (1L<<2) Keyboard state change
XkbControlsNotifyMask (1L<<3) Keyboard control change
XkbIndicatorStateNotifyMask (1L<<4) Keyboard indicator state change
XkbIndicatorMapNotifyMask (1L<<5) Keyboard indicator map change
XkbNamesNotifyMask (1L<<6) Keyboard name change
XkbCompatMapNotifyMask (1L<<7) Keyboard compat map change
XkbBellNotifyMask (1L<<8) Bell
XkbActionMessageMask (1L<<9) Action message
XkbAccessXNotifyMask (1L<<10) AccessX features
XkbExtensionDeviceNotifyMask (1L<<11) Extension device
XkbAllEventsMask (0xFFF) All Xkb events

 If a bit is not set in the bits_to_change parameter, but the corresponding bit is set in the values_for_bits parameter, a BadMatch protocol error results. If an undefined bit is set in  either the bits_to_change or the values_for_bits parameter, a BadValue protocol error results.

All event selection bits are initially zero for clients using the Xkb extension.  Once you set some bits, they remain set for your client until you clear them via  another call to XkbSelectEvents.

XkbSelectEvents returns False if the Xkb extension has not been initilialized and True  otherwise.

Return Values


The XkbSelectEvents function returns True if the Xkb extension has been initilialized.


The XkbSelectEvents function returns False if the Xkb extension has not been initilialized.

See Also

XkbSelectEventDetails(3), XkbUseCoreKbd(3)

Referenced By

XkbBellEvent(3), XkbDeviceBell(3), XkbDeviceBellEvent(3), XkbForceBell(3), XkbForceDeviceBell(3), XkbGetControlsChanges(3), XkbGetIndicatorChanges(3), XkbNoteControlsChanges(3), XkbNoteIndicatorChanges(3), XkbSelectEventDetails(3).

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