[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#370482: multiple locations for keyboard shortcuts

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Tue Jun 6 00:14:16 CEST 2006

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On 6/5/2006 3:05 PM, Rodrigo Coacci wrote:
> Hum, I understand the problem, but that leads me to another question:
>  why do we need 2 apps with/managing keyboard shortcuts? OTOH,
> couldn't you just disable one in favor of the other?

No.  The WM shortcuts are for things like minimising or maximising
windows, moving between workspaces, moving windows around, etc.  This
stuff happens inside the WM, so at present they need to be there.
(Though theoretically another app could probably do most of it using
libwnck/libnetk, but it would take a bit of work to write.)

The shortcut editor in the keyboard settings is just a generic "press
this key and we'll run this command" type thing.  It doesn't know how to
manipulate the WM, or do pretty much anything else.  This stuff used to
be a part of the WM, but was moved out since it didn't make sense there.


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