I’m very new to Nix and NixOS, and loving it so far. I feel like I’m in the future .
That said, I’ve run into some issues that I haven’t seen on other Linux distros. In particular, Alacritty has some weird behaviour regarding focus. I use Rofi to launch applications using super+space, but if I run this from alacritty, all keystrokes go to Alacritty. However, if I open another application and launch Rofi from there, the keystrokes go to Rofi as expected.
I also have a strange issue where the cursor is invisible in Alacritty until I open another application. This issue does seem to have some traction on the internet, and I found a couple of Github issues that seemed helpful, but don’t directly relate to the keystroke issue:
- Alacritty: https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty/issues/4780
- NixOS: https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/issues/22652
Perhaps these are related to the keystroke issue?
My desktop environment is pretty much unmodified from the default gnome NixOS 22.05 installation, but happy to provide more details (I’m not sure exactly what information is relevant). Any advice is much appreciated