The world of hurt around Alt and the HUD

Didier Roche didier.roche at
Fri Mar 30 14:47:52 UTC 2012

Le 30/03/2012 16:22, John Lea a écrit :
> Hi All,
> I have reported the HUD keyboard shortcut user configuration bug as 
> The translation team have been cc'ed on this email.  Tim, is this 
> change good on your side?
I just gave it a try and there is a way to avovid adding any work to 
compiz if we accept having an incorrect value if someone is using 
gnome-panel + compiz (which what I'm totally fine). unity-2d still need 
to be warned to read the unity gconf value though.

However, I saw that gnome-control-center doesn't want to assign "Alt" 
(and even showing the value) alone. Normal, it's not done for tapping :p
So I need to add the tap support and force it to show alt. It won't be a 
10 minutes hack in the end ;)


> thanks,
> John
> On 30/03/12 11:52, Didier Roche wrote:
>> Le 30/03/2012 12:49, John Lea a écrit :
>>> Hi Neil, that's good news ;-) Didier, would it be possible to expose 
>>> this HUD key config option in the 'System 
>>> Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts' panel?
>> This is certainly doable, here is what need to be done:
>> - There is some compiz work needed by compiz developer to do that 
>> (Tim?).
>> - Also remember that it means it needs translation, so you need to 
>> ping the translator team about it (John? ;)).
>> - Also, please ping the 2D guys as they are making an option as well, 
>> but this would mean they would have to read it from gconf and 
>> gsettings and I'm unsure it's easy for them to revert to gconf for 
>> one setting at this point.
>> Cheers
>> Didier
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