F1 and F2 function keys cannot be redefined on Window Manager

Stephan Arts psybsd at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 05:51:06 CET 2007

On 3/21/07, OrionBelt <orionbelt2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently upgraded to xfce-4.4, and i noticed that when i define the
> function keys F1 and F2 (in the "Shortcuts" section of the Window
> Manager settings tool), my definitions are accepted (no conflicts),
> but then they have no effect at the Window Manager level: F1 always
> works at the application level (usually bringing up annoying help
> windows), while F2 does nothing. By contrast, defining F3 works fine.
> I am wondering if this is a feature (i hope not) or a bug. I was told
> on #gentoo that it's a known issue, but found nothing in the mailing
> list archives, the bug tracker or the discussion forum. Apologies if i
> missed something.
> I've been using F1, F2 and F3 for many many years now to Raise, Lower
> and Hide windows, and i would be really miserable if this
> functionality is lost :(  Using other function keys or modifier keys
> is nowhere near as handy as plain F1, F2 and F3!

This is correct, there are two shortcuts sections, one for xfwm and
one for entire xfce.
The latter overrides the wm and unfortunately there are little things
we can do to change that. However, you could remove the bindings at
the shortcuts section of the keyboard settings dialog.

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