[Ardour-Users] Ardour 4.4.0 and any VST plugin keyboard problem

jonetsu at teksavvy.com jonetsu at teksavvy.com
Thu Dec 3 18:06:22 PST 2015

On Tue, 3 Nov 2015 08:22:46 -0500
"jonetsu at teksavvy.com" <jonetsu at teksavvy.com> wrote:

> This may or may not have anything to do with the recent problem using
> any synth plugin in Ardour.  This is Ardour version 4.4.0.  The Redux
> plugin does not receive the computer keyboard key presses.  A Renoise
> developer commented out after replicating the problem:
>   "Ardour's window, which hosts the plugin window, grabs away key
>   events, so Redux does not receive any key events.
>   LXVSTPluginUI::forward_key_event is then responsible to forward the
>   keys to the plugin window, when the plugin window is not a GTK
>   window."

> I am using KDE.  Redux users reported that this problem happens only
> when using KDE.

I can confirm the above now by simply doing the same under Bitwig, in
which case all computer keyboard keys are transmitted to the plugin.
Same with a VST synth plugin like ACE or Bazille: opening a patch
browser and trying to navigate using the computer keyboard does not
work in Ardour, but does in Bitwig.

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