Keyboard settings don't stick or don't work

MR ZenWiz mrzenwiz at
Thu Mar 17 19:40:38 CET 2016

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 1:20 AM, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 17 March 2016 at 02:11, MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at> wrote:
>> I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.4 with xfwm4 v 4.11.1.
> That's a fairly old version of Xubuntu shipping an unstable development
> snapshot of xfce.
> I dunno if a more recent version would fix your issue but I wouldn't advise
> to use an unstable development version, also because there are now more
> recent versions of Xubuntu which ship xfce 4.12,

I use the LTS version of Xubuntu, so I rarely upgrade from what comes
with it.  I may for this one, but see also below.
>> Where is the file that contains these settings
> ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml
Interesting - it seems thati this file was modified whereas the global
one in /etc still shows the keybindings I prefer.

>> and how can I make them
>> stick so I don't have to reset them on every reboot and after random
>> intervals when they stop working?
> See here:
That helped a lot.  I took out most of the duplicates from both my
file and the system file and the keys seem to work a lot better.

Seems like eliminating the duplication would be a worthwhile project
for the developers, no?

Anyway, I have it working now - had to logout and back in to get them,
but I haven't seen a failure yet.

Many, many thanks.

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