some configuration questions (SOLVED: Zooming now works)

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Mon Oct 17 21:59:20 CEST 2005

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On 10/17/2005 12:06 PM, Jens Schweikhardt wrote:
> Folks,
> I solved another show-stopper:
> # >    So how do I make the X server's zooming functional again?
> Tracing all the scripts that are started with startxfce4 it became
> apparent that /usr/X11R6/etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc in an attempt to be
> helpful ran 'xmodmap $HOME/.Xmodmap' and I had that file lying
> around from the XFree86 days when they made the '<' and '>' keys
> unfunctional on a de-keyboard layout. Moving that file out of
> the way makes zooming functional.

Ah, the terrors of xmodmap...  I feel your pain.

> So there remains one issue left:
> # > 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.
> # 
> # I don't know that this is possible.
> Any takers?

Sure, I'll bite: can't be done.


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