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  • Status Unconfirmed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category Core
  • Operating System Release 1 (Zaxxon)
  • Severity Medium
  • Reported Version Hotfix 4
Attached to Project: OpenPandora Main OS
Opened by Klaus Brinkmann - 2010-09-28

FS#190 - Removing desktop-shortkeys does not work


Try clearing shortcuts in Start->Settings->Window Manager->Keyboard. That doesn't work (for me). This is a problem because these shortcuts are blocking key-combination in apps, like for example the keymapper in dosbox (CTRL+F1) or refreshing content (CTRL+F5). I tried manual editing or even deleting the configuration file, but changes are not recognized and the file recreated on reboot.
Klaus Brinkmann

Tuesday, 28 September 2010, 15:46 GMT
The root of the problem seems to be buried in the /etc/xdg-folder. When i completely move the "op"-folder away (!Warning! I do not know what exactly is being affected by this. For me the desktop still started, but it might not anymore.), then configuring and clearing window-manager shortcuts worked. Maybe it would be enough to remove one of the two shortcut-configuration files: /etc/xdg/op/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml /etc/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml It seems as if both are being considered and confusing xfce/xfwm. Unfortunately i do not know which of the two is better to be removed. Changes of configuration are being stored in /home//Applications/Settings/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml. Without the op-directory in /etc/xdg/ everything seems to run nicely regarding shortcuts. clearing, assigning and storing beyond logging out and in again. Note: There might be more files in the op-directory that confuse xfce4. Without the folder the xfce-PowerManager-applet is being shown. But maybe it is intentionally hidden? Anyway, someone should investigate if there are more "twin-files" in these directories, one of which should be removed.
Klaus Brinkmann

Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 20:10 GMT
There is still confusion going on. Today i noticed that after rebooting my Pandora the keyboard-application-shortcuts (not to be mixed up with keyboard-windowmanager-shorcuts) are not working. The strange thing: When i check them in settings, then they still are listed. When i then edit them and press "apply" without changing anything, then i can use them.
Klaus Brinkmann

Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 20:31 GMT
I just copied over my private shortkey.config from /home/lomaxx/Applications/Settings/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml to /etc/xdg/op/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml and now shortcuts work properly after booting. The only conclusion i can draw out of this is that xfce READS the configuration from /etc/xdg/ but writes changes to /home/lomaxx/Applications/Settings/.
Klaus Brinkmann

Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 21:06 GMT
Gnah. Still having issues. I give up for today. But i noticed that xfce-variables are set in .xinitrc and from what i am experiencing i can say that this mechanism is not working. ;)


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