some configuration questions
schweikh at schweikhardt.net
Sun Oct 16 12:45:41 CEST 2005
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.
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,
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 http://www.schweikhardt.net/
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