add default keybinding for screenshooter in keyboard plugin

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Mon Jun 9 21:50:53 CEST 2008

Jérôme Guelfucci wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 8:49 PM, samuel <samuel.verstraete at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 8:18 PM, Jérôme Guelfucci
>> <jerome.guelfucci at> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00 PM, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at> wrote:
>>>> Jérôme Guelfucci wrote:
>>>>> I also propose to add the executable code to xfce-utils, so that one
>>>>> can take screenshots with a default installation of xfce, without
>>>>> installing another plugin.
>>>> No, definitely not.  The goal here should be to make xfce-utils as small
>>>> as possible, not bloat it with stuff people may not need.  I'd be in
>>>> favor of patches that push us toward completely eliminating xfce-utils,
>>>> not things that make it larger.
>>> Sorry, I did not know about this plan. I only proposed this because I
>>> saw that "little applications" giving interesting features like xfrun
>>> and xfce-about are part of this package. However, I still think that
>>> the PrtScreen keybinding should work by default, even if xfce-utils is
>>> not the solution
>> just kill the PrtScreen button, no one uses it anyway... seriously, i
>> don't think enabling the print screen button will help the faq getting
>> any shorter (except that we will be able to simplify the faq entry for
>> screenshots)... Over the years I've told a lot of users they can use
>> the PrtScreen button on that other operating system... they didn't
>> know ;) no one even remembers that old thing there on the left upper
>> corner of the keyboard... it's out of reach i guess ;) (maybe our
>> fingers got shorter due to darwin)
>> anyway... i guess that makes me agree with brian. If anything, the
>> screenshooter plugin should provide the printscreen button
>> capturing...
>> And making the screenshooter plugin installed and enabled by default
>> is a distro's job... not one for xfce
> Ok, you convinced me ! So, let's forget the last paragraph of my first
> mail and just focus on the keybinding thing.
> Can I submit a patch to add the screenshooter to the list of
> keybindings ? Or there is a better way of doing this ?

Let's see where Stephan's new keybindings proposal goes.  Statically 
adding keybindings for apps that may or may not be installed sounds like 
it might not be the best idea.  Using xfconf for these sorts of things 
in a generic way that any app can set seems like a better plan.


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