[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#741463: Bug#741463: xfce4-settings: xfsettingsd steals <Super>e shortcut

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed Mar 12 21:18:23 UTC 2014

On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 06:37:45PM +0000, Gabriel Kerneis wrote:
> Package: xfce4-settings
> Version: 4.10.1-2
> Severity: normal
> Hello,
> I use xfce with xmonad as a window manager. Xmonad uses ModM+e to switch
> physical xinerama screen. In my case, ModM is set to Super in xmonad (MS
> "windows" key).
> The problem is that xfsettingsd steals this shortcut before xmonad can
> get it. Here is how I tracked down the problem:
> - when the session starts, shortcut doesn't work; <Super>+e does
>   nothing, echoes nothing in a terminal.
> - pkill xfsettingsd
> - <Super>+e does nothing, but echoes "e" in a terminal.
> - Restarting xmonad (without restarting the xfce session) now binds
>   <Super>+e correctly.
> - I can then restart xfsettingsd manually too, and the shortcut is kept
>   under xmonad's control.
> This is extremely disturbing because I have *not* set up <Super>+e as a
> shortcut in xfce (see xfconf-query result below). Do you have any idea
> why xfsettingsd is still grabbing it nonetheless?

No idea. Is it only the case for Super-E or all Super- shortcuts?

Yves-Alexis Perez
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