xfwm4 kbd shortcut editor feature request

Anton Markov anton at truxtar.com
Sun Aug 8 02:04:00 CEST 2004

Randy Chung wrote:
> As for the way keythemes are currently handled, how would changing the
> keytheme in the home dir to be a mask applied on top of the default
> keytheme sound?  The idea behind the change is so that if key bindings
> are changed in a future release using an outdated keytheme won't cause
> as much breakage.  All key binding edits go directly into the key
> binding mask in the home dir, and there's less worry about keeping the
> home dir key bindings in sync with the system default.  Keythemes
> currently installed would work as always, since the keys that weren't
> change will just overwrite a default key with...the default key.

Are you saying that for example, if I didn't change the binding for a
certain shortcut manually, and a new release of XFCE changes the
shortcut, the shortcut would automatically change?

I am not sure that's such a good idea, because some people expect the
shortcuts to remain the same (especially after editing some of them). It
may be confusing, like "why doesn't this key combination work any more??".

Perhaps it would be better to include a migration script in case of
major binding changes.

Anton Markov <("anton" + "@" + "truxtar" + "." + "com")>

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