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

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Mon Apr 11 14:16:41 CEST 2016


--- Comment #36 from kafran <kolmar at kafran.net> ---
(In reply to Olivier Fourdan from comment #35)
> (In reply to kafran from comment #33)
> > (In reply to Olivier Fourdan from comment #32)
> > > Which is to be expected, because the Whisker menu will have a passible grab
> > > on the modifier, triggering any time the modifier is pressed.
> > 
> > Shouldn't this be on release, not on press?
> That wouldn't make much difference, you'd get the menu open on the key
> release (instead of key press) while defining another shortcuts using the
> same modifier.
> There is no centralized shortcut management in X11, every app is free to
> grab keys (including modifiers) and do whatever they want with them, so
> there is no real "fix" for this, triggering actions on key press or key
> release doesn't change that problem.

Well... ok then.

I'm not a developer, I don't know how this works behind the scene. I'm just a
desktop user who likes XFCE because I can use it the way I like, at least most
things as I like.

I like the way gnome-shell behaves about keyboard shortcut, but I don't like
gnome-shell. If we can't have that way of handle keyboard in XFCE, no problem.
I will forget about it. I just whish things were more keyboard driven, as

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