Function Keys binding in Xfce Terminal

Hassen yedderson at
Thu Oct 10 11:59:54 CEST 2013

  The "editable accelerators" is exactly what I needed for this, now I know  
what it is :)
I had to hover over the "Content"  under the "Help" menu and press a key  
other than F1 to assign it to it. it worked, thank you.

On Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:28:09 +0100, houghi <houghi at> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 09, 2013 at 02:13:28PM +0100, Hassen wrote:
>> I need to disable the function keys binding in xfce terminal, eg. F1
>> is set for Help and I need to use that key for my application,
> Found via via on
> So what you can do for this specific case
> 1) Run xfce4-appearance-settings, go to Settings and activate Enable
> editable accelerators
> 2) In XFCE Terminal with the mouse select the in Help the Contents that
> also says F1 at the end
> 3) To delete the option, press 'Delete' or 'Backspace'. Backspace edits
> the F1 to Backspace, so it re-assigns another key.
> If you want e.g. F3 as the 'Help' button (like old times) you press F3
> You can assign any key combination to that or any other menu in any
> program or remove it, including a single letter.
> Once you have edited or removed whatever you wanted, it is best to remove
> the 'Enable editable accelerators' as not to edit them by accident.
> This works for many programs. e.g. if you dislike the SHIFT-CTRL-q, but
> rather use CTRL-q, you can edit that as well. Or remove it completely, so
> not to close the program via shortcut.
> I believe the only keys that can not be assigned are SPACE and DEL
> I have removed the F1 key and I was able to get to use the F1 in mutt. It
> is live, so no need to relaunch. So at least with me it works.
> See both
> and
> if things do not work out.
> houghi

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