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

Rodrigo Coacci rcoacci at gmail.com
Tue Jun 6 00:23:03 CEST 2006

Hum.... Now I got it....Thanks for your explanation.

On 6/5/06, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at cornell.edu> wrote:
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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.
>         -brian
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