bugs in window manager shortkey setting

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Sat Mar 29 18:27:04 UTC 2014

On 2014-03-25 16:19, Wybo Dekker wrote:
> When, ini 14.04 beta1, I change the shortkeys for moving through
> workspaces from the default:
>       Ctrl+Alt+Left/Right/Up/Down
> to:  Ctrl+Left/Right/Up/Down
> that works fine. However, after logging out and in again, only Ctrl+Left
> works, the others are turned back to the default settings.
> Still, the configuration file, xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml, shows no
> changes: the behavior does not match the configuration file anymore.
> The problem seems to be that some of the original settings:
>   <property name="<Control><Alt>Left" type="string"
> value="left_workspace_key"/>
>    <property name="<Primary><Alt>Right" type="string"
> value="right_workspace_key"/>
> are not removed from the conf-file: I could solve the problem by editing
> those out.
> Solution(?):
> The problem is probably in the code under the "Reset to
> Defaults"-button; these are the 8 codelines that it generates (where 4
> codelines should be sufficient):
>       <property name="<Control><Alt>Up" type="string"
> value="up_workspace_key"/>
>        <property name="<Control><Alt>Down" type="string"
> value="down_workspace_key"/>
>        <property name="<Primary><Alt>Left" type="string"
> value="left_workspace_key"/>
>        <property name="<Primary><Alt>Down" type="string"
> value="down_workspace_key"/>
>        <property name="<Primary><Alt>Up" type="string"
> value="up_workspace_key"/>
>        <property name="<Control><Alt>Left" type="string"
> value="left_workspace_key"/>
>        <property name="<Primary><Alt>Right" type="string"
> value="right_workspace_key"/>
>        <property name="<Control><Alt>Right" type="string"
> value="right_workspace_key"/>
> Finally, the attached script lists the entries in
> xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml and, in first three lines, shows an anomaly
> in the file, caused by two missing backslashes. Filter the output
> through sort -k2 and it shows many entries that occur twice: one
> starting with Control, the other starting with Primary.
> Hope this helps...

Can you file a bug about this so it doesn't get lost in the mailing list 


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