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FS#993 - Unresponsiveness after opening applications with menubar

Attached to Project: awesome
Opened by neeee (ne) - Sunday, 06 May 2012, 10:52 GMT
Last edited by Uli Schlachter (psychon) - Monday, 14 May 2012, 16:42 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version git/master
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Steps to reproduce:
1. Open menubar with super-p
2. Launch an application with enter

After I've done this, I have to press esc before any applications or Awesome will respond to key presses. I can still interact with widgets by clicking them, like changing workspaces and changing layouts, but doing this with hotkeys doesn't work. Applications don't respond to mouse clicks either.
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Closed by  Uli Schlachter (psychon)
Monday, 14 May 2012, 16:42 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  commit 91ab7e7e710ce50dd1ee7fe11614e5be64a91900
Author: Alexander Yakushev <>
Date: Tue May 8 01:16:31 2012 +0300

menubar: Properly stop the keygrabber

After some recent keygrabber changes the menubar's application
execution was broken. This commit fixes it.

Signed-off-by: Alexander Yakushev <>
Signed-off-by: Uli Schlachter <>
Comment by neeee (ne) - Sunday, 06 May 2012, 10:59 GMT
I should probably add that I've tested this on two different computers, with the default rc.lua and with exec awesome as the only entry in .xinitrc. The problem still remains.
Comment by Ignas Anikevicius (gns_ank) - Sunday, 06 May 2012, 11:37 GMT
Hello, I found out about this bug whilst introducing some new features to menubar. I think I fixed it with one of the patches I have sent just now.
Comment by neeee (ne) - Sunday, 06 May 2012, 11:46 GMT
Great, thanks. Looking forward to the new menubar features, I've been reading about them on the mailing list.
Comment by Alexander Yakushev (Alex.yakushev) - Monday, 14 May 2012, 09:48 GMT