Every once in a while, I come across a piece of some useful software that has hardcoded keyboard shortcuts that conflict with my system wide keyboard shortcuts.

It seems to me like there's some sort of hierarchy of programs when it comes to receiving key presses (e.g., ctr-alt-fx are always do not get to X, some shortcuts are intercepted by the window manager, some by user-leve deamons, etc.). I've been wondering if this is really the case (the hiararchy, that is) and if so, I'd like to know if there is a way to move an app to the very top of it (i.e. make it the number one applications keypressess are sent to).

I would prefer some kind of quick way to do this temporarily, so that I can get around system-wide keyboard shortcuts for the time I'll be using such an app.

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