[Xfce-bugs] [Bug 7845] Shortcuts are started when keys are pressed, not when they are released.

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Mon Apr 11 13:34:11 CEST 2016


--- Comment #32 from Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at xfce.org> ---
(In reply to kafran from comment #31)
> (In reply to Olivier Fourdan from comment #30)
> > BTW, if the whole idea behind this change is to use a single modifier as a
> > shortcut, that seems wrong in the first place.
> I always felt XFCE behaves weird about keyboard shortcuts. A lot of distros
> binds <super> key to whisker menu, for example, and this drives to strange
> behavior (the menu opening when you use <super> as a modifier to other
> command).

Which is to be expected, becauset he Wisker menu will have a passible grab on
the modifier, triggering any time the modifier is pressed.

Which is exactly why I reckon using a single modifier as a shortcut is wrong,
modifiers are, as their name implies, to modify the behavior of other keys.
> What I feel it's as if the keyboard shortcut for apps conflicts with WM
> shortcuts, or they both understand <modifiers> keys differently. The <alt>
> modifier, for example, alone its standard for showing the menu in some apps
> and works well as a modifier, but, if you assign <alt> alone to open an app,
> <alt> as a modifier is dead. You can't use <alt> + <space> anymore, for
> example.

Same thing, don't use Alt (a modifier) alone to open another app.

> It's like to different things controls the keyboard and they are not talking.

Every single application is free to have a passive grab on any key and react
the way it wants.

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