[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#519174: Bug#519174: Bug#519174: Menu hotkey ^W used to 2 different menu entries

David Mohr damailings at mcbf.net
Wed Mar 11 01:51:40 UTC 2009

On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 7:16 PM, Dave Witbrodt <dawitbro at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
>> On mar, 2009-03-10 at 16:14 -0400, Dave Witbrodt wrote:
>>> Opening Thunar and clicking on the File menu reveals that both the "Open
>>> New Window" and "Close" menu entries are using Ctrl-W as their shortcut.
>>> This cannot be user error, since I have never played with redefining
>>> keyboard shortcuts on this system.
>> Could you retry with a fresh user and/or fresh config? Because by
>> default “Open new window” is bound to Ctrl+N.
>> So I really think there is user interaction here :/
>   You seem to be right, but I am baffled about how it could happen.
>   I already have a second user account on the system, so I logged out
> and logged into the 2nd account.  The menu hotkeys are correct in the
> 2nd account:  ^N for "Open New Window", and ^W for "Close".  It looks
> like there is no bug in the Debian packages.
>   Could you tell me what file contains user-specific hotkey settings?
> I would like to run 'diff' to see what else is messed up.
>   Since I have never attempted to alter the hotkeys (at the moment, I
> don't even know how to change the ^W back to ^N !), I am dumbfounded
> about how this even happened.

With GTK one can just hover the mouse over the menu item, and press
the desired key combination to change the shortcut.
I don't know where they are stored, but it's easy to fix, just select
Open New Window, and press CTRL-N to reset it to the correct shortcut.

Yes, this is a feature, not a bug ;-).


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