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Bug#252214: /usr/X11R6/bin/xev: xev -id misses events

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 07:30:10AM +0200, Andrew Pimlott wrote:
> Package: xbase-clients
> Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1
> Severity: minor
> File: /usr/X11R6/bin/xev
> I discovered that xev has an -id option, which I hoped I could use to
> debug the behavior of an application by recording the exact events it
> received.  However, when I run it on, say, an xterm, I don't get any
> ButtonPress or ButtonRelease events.  When I press a button, I do get
> LeaveNotify, EnterNotify, and KeymapNotify events.

That's interesting.  Comparing with rxvt, I see that rxvt does give
ButtonPress events as well as the KeyRelease events that xterm gives.
Perhaps the answer is that xev can only see the events that the application
is listening to.

Thomas E. Dickey

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