Odd behaviour with Oxygen on Wayland

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Martin Holmes
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Odd behaviour with Oxygen on Wayland

Post by Martin Holmes »

Hi there,
Wayland is rapidly becoming the default on Linux, and when we upgrade our lab later this year, the machines will all be on Wayland rather than XOrg, In anticipation of this, we've been running Wayland on various machines to see what transpires. We're noticing a sporadic but persistent problem as follows:
- You're typing in Oxygen in text mode, and you hit a keyboard shortcut such as Control + E to insert a tag.
- The focus switches away from Oxygen to the last app you were using on that desktop, and anything you type after that goes into that app instead of Oxygen.
Has anyone else noticed this? If so, have you found any workarounds?
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Re: Odd behaviour with Oxygen on Wayland

Post by xephon »

It seems that gnome and Oxygen use the same shortcut. Have you tried changing the shortcut in either gnome or Oxygen?
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Re: Odd behaviour with Oxygen on Wayland

Post by adrian »

Hello,

Unfortunately Java doesn't currently provide proper Wayland desktop support. There is an ongoing project regarding this,
OpenJDK Project Wakefield.

This is the most recent info I can find regarding this project:
https://inside.java/2024/03/24/openjdk-wakefield/

In the meantime, do note that Oxygen does not officially support Wayland, as mentioned on the download page:
The version of Java bundled with Oxygen requires X.org. Wayland is not supported.
I don't recommend switching to Wayland at this time, if you depend on Oxygen and/or Java apps. You may encounter some issues with Wayland that we cannot control.

Regards,
Adrian
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Re: Odd behaviour with Oxygen on Wayland

Post by martindholmes »

Wayland is going to be the default on the most common desktops in the very near future, so sticking with X11 isn't really a workable option for Linux users.
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Re: Odd behaviour with Oxygen on Wayland

Post by martindholmes »

@xephon, I can't find any sign of a Ctrl + E shortcut in Gnome. Where did you see this?
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