keyboard shortcut problem

Bob Holtzman holtzm at
Thu Jul 14 23:03:50 CEST 2016

On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 09:06:15PM -0500, phm wrote:
> Hi,
> You can try editing the XML file directly.
> (Presumably you shouldn't need root access for this.)
> mousepad
> ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml
> It's a pretty straightforward file.
> I would assume you'd just add in the custom one you want based on
> another successful custom shortcut done through the GUI, or something.

Looking at the file I would assume the same thing. Not sure it's a good
assumption. Didn't seem to work. I would appreciate it if you would take 
a look and tell me if I have screwed up.

<property name="<Alt>a" type="string" value="xfce4-terminal"/>

Bob Holtzman
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