[keyboard-shortcuts] Using xfconf to manage kb-shortcuts.

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Mon Jun 9 22:15:58 CEST 2008

Christian Dywan wrote:
> Am Mon, 09 Jun 2008 11:23:08 -0700
> schrieb "Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at cornell.edu>:
>> Stephan Arts wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have been thinking about configuring the keyboard-shortcuts using
>>> xfconf, instead of separate shortcuts files. (key-value-format for
>>> xfwm4 and xml for the kb-shortcuts). Olivier proposed this as a
>>> possible solution for fixing the shortcuts-conflicts on IRC.
>> Hmm, that's an interesting idea...
>>> The format we could use for this is as followed, please tell me
>>> what you think.
>>  >
>>> Name: /Alt/Tab
>>> Type: Array
>>> Value: {"xfwm4", "switch-windows"}
>>> Name: /Alt/F2
>>> Type: Array
>>> Value: {"execute", "xfrun"}
>>> Name: /Ctrl/F1
>>> Type: Array
>>> Value: {"xfwm4", "switch-ws-1")
>>> Name: /Alt+Ctrl/Delete
>>> Type: Array
>>> Value: {"execute", "xlock"}
>>> Name: /Alt+Ctrl+Shift/RightArrow
>>> Type: Array
>>> Value: {"xfwm4", "move-window-right"}
>> I kinda like this, but I'm a little afraid about the modifier names
>> -- we'd have to standardize on a strict order to make things not a
>> mess, and there's no way to enforce it (other than people just having
>> no idea what's going on when it doesn't work.
>> Also note that '+' is not a valid xfconf property name character.
>> If you intend to use keynames, please use either the GDK keysym names 
>> (with the GDK_ prefix stripped off), or X keysym names (with whatever 
>> the prefix is stripped off).
> Why not use Gtk's accelerator format:
> <Shift><Control>w
> It's readable and can easily be used in code without custom handling.

I think you're missing the point...  And '<' and '>' aren't valid xfconf 
property names either.


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