TAB key behaviour

Peter Tribble peter.tribble at
Thu Feb 3 21:39:49 CET 2011

2011/2/3 Bela Markus <bmarkus at>:
> Hi
> pressing the TAB key the currently selected item (for example a desktip
> icon, a whole terminal window, etc.) gets shaded but nothing else happenes.
> CTRL/TAB behaves as a normal TAB. What action is invoked now by TAB and how
> can I set TAB to behave normally?
> It is  4.8 compiled from source, running on Tiny Core with Xvesa. Using Xorg
> it works as expected. However Tiny Core by default comes with Xvesa. This is
> related to Xfce 4.8 other applications work normally.

May be unrelated but I had a similar problem.

In Xfce Settings, Window Manager, take a look at the Keyboard tab.

What I had to clear was something bound to <Super>Tab.

(And something was bound to <Super>p, which was even more annoying.)

-Peter Tribble -

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