keypressrelease

Description

This patch lets you specify whether a key binding should be executed at the KeyPress or KeyRelease event.
Executing on KeyRelease fixes bugs such as scrot -s failing to execute from a key binding due to keys not being released in time[1][2].

Note that the new parameter must be added to all non-standard key bindings manually after patching.

Usage

A working scrot -s key binding:

static const char *scrot[] = { "scrot", "-s", NULL };
...
{ KeyRelease, 0,                XK_Print,  spawn,          {.v = scrot } },

Or to only display the bar while the toggle key is held down (requires that it is hidden to start with), add:

{ KeyRelease, MODKEY,           XK_b,      togglebar,      {0} },

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[1] Error produced: “giblib error: couldn’t grab keyboard: Resource temporarily unavailable”
[2] Old discussion thread: //lists.suckless.org/dev/1108/9185.html