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How to listen to keyevents outside a frame?

Ist there any way to detect keyevents outside of a frame in Java? I just know the KeyListener that is only listening to Events inside a frame. if you minimize or unselect the frame there will be no more Events being called.

22nd Jul 2017, 9:25 AM
ILurch - avatar
1 Answer
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i dont think there is an easy way to achieve this using the java standard library (atleast there wasn't a few years back when i needed this). I use a library calle JNativehook that's free and available from the internet to achieve the functionality
11th Aug 2017, 5:28 PM
Hannes Sederholm
Hannes Sederholm - avatar