[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#528513: Bug#528513: xfce4: Window shortcuts are forgotten

Roman Bertle bertle at smoerz.org
Thu May 14 16:39:02 UTC 2009

* Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> [090514 18:22]:
> On jeu, 2009-05-14 at 09:35 +0200, Roman Bertle wrote:
> > I tried this, but it did not work. Maybe the problem is related to
> > something else: Both in X and on the console I have the correct keyboard
> > layout "de". But in the gdm greeter, it is the "en" layout, and I dont
> > know why.
> Hmh, check in Xorg logs. Xfce will apply settings itself if you
> configured it, but maybe X is not correctly configured.
> When, after login in, you re-configure all the keyboard shortcuts, do
> they work for the current session?

I just made an important observation:

roman at funka ~> cat .Xmodmap
!switch the Caps lock and the esc key (good for vi)
remove Lock = Caps_Lock
add Lock = Escape
keysym Caps_Lock = Escape
keysym Escape = Caps_Lock

Now if I do "xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap", the keyboard shortcuts are lost (only
'Upper Workspace' keeps working)! And startup, the .xmodmap is applied,
too, and I think this is the reason why after every new login the
shortcuts do no work. The question remains why this .Xmodmap affects an
unrelated shortcut.

BR, Roman

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