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

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Dec 3 18:09:10 PST 2015

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 9:06 PM, jonetsu at teksavvy.com <jonetsu at teksavvy.com>

> 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.

Does the plugin GUI appear wrapped in an Ardour provided window, with
bypass and preset controls at the top?
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