some configuration questions

Jens Schweikhardt schweikh at
Sun Oct 16 12:45:41 CEST 2005

hello, world\n

I'm a die-hard ctwm user who has decided to give xfce4 a try (using xfce
4.2.2 on FreeBSD current with xorg 6.8.2). I could configure almost
everything I wanted and that I deem life-saving and wanted to "port"
from ctwm. However, a few show-stopper items are on my list that I have
not been able to solve. Hopefully a kind soul like you can give me a

1) The X server's "Zoom" function no longer works (cyling through video
   modes with Ctrl+Alt+Keypad-Plus and Ctrl+Alt+Keypad-Minus). This works
   with all other window managers I have tried. The "Settings/Display" menu
   is NOT an option for various reasons. See also xorg.conf(5):

       Option "DontZoom"  "boolean"
              This  disallows  the  use  of   the   Ctrl+Alt+Keypad-Plus   and
              Ctrl+Alt+Keypad-Minus  sequences.  These sequences allows you to
              switch between video modes.  When this option is enabled,  those
              key sequences have no special meaning and are passed to clients.
              Default: off.

   So how do I make the X server's zooming functional again?

2) How can I set more than one Keyboard Shortcut for a Command in the
   "Settings->Window Manager->Keyboard"? E.g. I want all of
   Alt-Left, Control-Left and Shift-Left to perform "Next workspace".
   I'm not afraid to edit XML files, so if that's the way to do it,
   that's fine.

3) I can't for the life of me figure out what startup files are looked for
   (note: startup files, not config files). E.g. where would I put the
   command to kill the xfdesktop[*] (I'm using the wdm display manager
   which execs $HOME/.xsession, which forks startxfce4). I'm willing to
   admit that I'm an xfce-newbie, so if there are better ways to start
   xfce allowing more control, let me know...

[*] I love xplanet. According to bug#149 this is currently the best practice
    to make the root window visible.


Jens Schweikhardt
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