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

Dave Witbrodt dawitbro at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 11 02:36:55 UTC 2009

David Mohr wrote:
> 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 ;-).

   OK, this "feature" works as advertised.  At first I could not set 
Ctrl-N... but the reason occurred to me:  I have my XFCE keyboard 
preferences set to an Emacs-style keyboard map.  As a result, when I put 
my mouse over the menu entry and pressed Ctrl-N, it would just move down 
to the next available menu entry without changing the hotkey binding. 
(This is the expected Emacs behavior, with Ctrl-N meaning "next" and 
Ctrl-P meaning "previous.")
   After temporarily changing the keyboard map setting to "default", I 
was able to change the binding as indicated.

   None of this explains how it got changed in the first place... but it 
is starting to seem more likely to me that some freak occurrence of 
mouse activity and keyboard activity could have caused it.

   Thanks for the help, and feel free to close the bug report (since 
there is no bug)!

Dave W.

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