A few queries regarding the Settings Editor for 4.6.1

Barrie Stott zen146410 at zen.co.uk
Tue May 5 21:32:07 CEST 2009

On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 07:17:09PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On mar, 2009-05-05 at 16:45 +0100, Barrie Stott wrote:
> > I right-clicked Applications -> Settings -> Settings Editor to get the
> > desired window. Near the top are 3 icons. Hovering over each gives
> > (left to right) New property, Edit property, Reset/remove property.
> >
> > 1.	I used the third icon to remove `Alt<F4> Close window'.
> >
> > 2.	The first of the icons is greyed out; why and how do I remove the
> > 	greying out? This is what I would need were I desirous of restoring
> > 	the `Close window' shortcut I suspect.
> You should directly use the wm settings:
> xfwm4-settings

Thanks for that. I struggled a bit before I realised I had to double
click on a row and then type the shortcut but got there in the end.

> > 3.	Where will I find the actual file that contains the shortcut
> > 	information?
> >
> .config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml is
> the file containing the keyboard shortcuts.

I found that but it doesn't seem to fit with what I have.

- When I view using the Settings Editor, I get an xfwm4 submenu
  followed by a commands submenu but the file has these the other way
- Again: with the Settings Editor, under xfwm4->Default, there are
  genuine entries but the file has type="empty" for all Default

As a result of this I thought I had the wrong file. It seems that,
although it's the right file, it's of no real help to me in seeing
what is happening.

I'm very grateful for your reply.


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