XkbChangeIndicators - Changes indicator maps or state without passing the entire keyboard description


Bool XkbChangeIndicators (Display * dpy , XkbDescPtr xkb , XkbIndicatorChangesPtr changes , unsigned int state );


  • - dpy
        connection to the X server
  • - xkb
        keyboard description from which names are to be taken.
  • - changes
        indicators to be updated on the server
  • - state
        new state of indicators listed in changes->state_changes


The XkbIndicatorChangesRec identifies small modifications to the indicator map. Use it with the function XkbChangeIndicatorsto reduce the amount of traffic sent to the server (see STRUCTURES). The state_changesfield is a mask that specifies the indicators that have changed state, and map_changesis a mask that specifies the indicators whose maps have changed. XkbChangeIndicatorscopies any maps specified by changesfrom the keyboard description, xkb,to the server specified by dpy.If any bits are set in the state_changesfield of changes, XkbChangeIndicatorsalso sets the state of those indicators to the values specified in the statemask. A 1 bit in stateturns the corresponding indicator on, a 0 bit turns it off. In addition, it can also generate XkbIndicatorStateNotify and XkbIndicatorMapNotify events. Whenever an indicator changes state, the server sends XkbIndicatorStateNotify events to all interested clients. Similarly, whenever an indicator's map changes, the server sends XkbIndicatorMapNotify events to all interested clients. To receive XkbIndicatorStateNotify events, use XkbSelectEventswith both the bits_to_changeand values_for_bitsparameters containing XkbIndicatorStateNotifyMask. To receive XkbIndicatorMapNotify events, use XkbSelectEventswith XkbIndicatorMapNotifyMask. To receive events for only specific indicators, use XkbSelectEventDetails.Set the event_typeparameter to XkbIndicatorStateNotify or XkbIndicatorMapNotify, and set both the bits_to_changeand values_for_bitsdetail parameters to a mask where each bit specifies one indicator, turning on those bits that specify the indicators for which you want to receive events. xkb_typeis either XkbIndicatorStateNotify or XkbIndicatorMapNotify, depending on whether the event is a kbIndicatorStateNotify event or kbIndicatorMapNotify event. The changedparameter is a mask that is the bitwise inclusive OR of the indicators that have changed. If the event is of type XkbIndicatorMapNotify, changedreports the maps that changed. If the event is of type XkbIndicatorStateNotify, changedreports the indicators that have changed state. stateis a mask that specifies the current state of all indicators, whether they have changed or not, for both XkbIndicatorStateNotify and IndicatorMapNotify events.


    typedef struct _XkbIndicatorChanges {
         unsigned int	      state_changes;
         unsigned int	       map_changes;

Both types of indicator events use the same structure:

   typedef struct _XkbIndicatorNotify {
        int            type;        /(** Xkb extension base event code */
        unsigned long  serial;      /(** X server serial number for event */
        Bool           send_event;  /(** True => synthetically generated */
        Display *      display;     /(** server connection where event generated */
        Time           time;        /(** server time when event generated */
        int            xkb_type;    /(** specifies state or map notify */
        int            device;      /(** Xkb device ID, will not be XkbUseCoreKbd*/
        unsigned int   changed;     /(** mask of indicators with new state or map */
        unsigned int   state;       /(** current state of all indicators */
    } XkbIndicatorNotifyEvent;



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R XkbIndicatorMapNotify (3),

R XkbIndicatorStateNotify (3)