[xubuntu-users] Strange Problem with Window Manager Shortcuts Not Working After Reboot

Sam Tregar sam at tregar.com
Wed Feb 25 19:44:23 UTC 2015

This worked.   Thanks!  My install was up-to-date but it's possible I'd
configured my shortcuts before the update.  Sorry I don't have any clues as
to how to reproduce...


On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 1:13 AM, Wybo <wybo at dekkerdocumenten.nl> wrote:

> On 2015-02-04 19:04, Sam Tregar wrote:
>> Hello all.  I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.1 inside a VMWare 11 virtual
>> machine on my
>> Windows 8 desktop.  I use a USB keyboard and mouse.
>> Everything is going great except for one thing - every time I boot up, the
>> shortcuts for moving between virtual desktops don't work.  They start
>> working as
>> soon as I open up Settings Manager -> Window Manager -> Keyboard and
>> re-apply
>> them, even though I'm just repeating what's already there.  The shortcuts
>> I use
>> are Alt-up, Alt-down, Alt-left and Alt-right, so not the defaults.  I've
>> used
>> them for literally over a decade now though, so I really need them to
>> work!
>> Two questions:
>>    1) Can someone suggest a fix?
>>    2) If you don't know how to fix it, is there a way I can script the
>> "apply
>> these shortcuts" operation, so I could put it in my session startup
>> commands?
>> Thanks!
> look in your
> $HOME/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-
> keyboard-shortcuts.xml
> For double definitions of left_workspace_key, right_workspace_key,
> up_workspace_key,  and down_workspace_key. Remove the first of each.
> This is an old problem, but I thought it had been solved because I can't
> reproduce it here anymore. Did you get the latest updates?
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