[webkit-gtk] Enriching Keyboard Events with a Device Id

Muriel Bowie muriel.bowie at unifr.ch
Fri Aug 20 02:22:25 PDT 2010

Hi all,

I am trying to enrich keyboard events with a device id in WebKit, so
Javascript can determine which device sent the keyboard input.

In gtk+-3.0 I can do this by using GdkEvent instead of GdkEventKey in
the callback:

static void key_press_callback(GtkWidget *widget,
                            GdkEvent *event,
                            GtkWidget *entry )
    /*get the device */
    GdkDevice *device = gdk_event_get_device(event);
   /* do something ... */

GtkWidget *entry;
entry = gtk_entry_new ();
gtk_widget_set_support_multidevice(entry, TRUE);
/* set up callback with: */
g_signal_connect(entry, "key-press-event",
G_CALLBACK(key_press_callback), entry);

For WebKit, I couldn't identify how I could do this since GdkEventKey
doesn't have a device.

Where are GTK events managed in WebKit and how could I add a device id
to keyboard events?


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