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Post subject: Configure 'super' key as shortcut key in xfce  PostPosted: 23.01.2011, 16:10



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I've been configuring shortcut keys in xfce to launch various applications I use regularly.

If I'm using a gnome distro, I'm able to select the 'super' or 'windows' key and create a combination such as 'super+f' to launch the file manager. I've not been able to do this within xfce as the 'super' key does not appear to be recognised.

I've tried changing the keyboard settings but this does not appear to be the problem, xfce just seems only to be able to recognise certain key combinations.

Is there a way around this limitation in xfce as I've been very used to using the 'super+' combination to specify my favourite keyboard shortcuts.
 
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Post subject: RE: Configure  PostPosted: 23.01.2011, 16:25



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cat /etc/default/keyboard

show this
 
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Post subject: RE: Configure  PostPosted: 23.01.2011, 17:59



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XKBMODEL=""
XKBLAYOUT="us"
XKBVARIANT=""
XKBOPTIONS="lv3:ralt_switch,compose:lwin,grp:alt_shift_toggle"

I'm using a UK keyboard selected through the keyboard GUI.
 
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Post subject: RE: Configure  PostPosted: 23.01.2011, 18:07



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dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

then use another key than lwin for compose.
 
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Post subject: Re: RE: Configure  PostPosted: 24.01.2011, 08:09



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      towo wrote:
dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

then use another key than lwin for compose.


So does that mean that you cannot use the lwin key as part of a keyboard shortcut combination in XFCE?
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Configure  PostPosted: 24.01.2011, 08:28



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What's unclear?
LWin is, as you can see, used as compose, not as super.
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Configure  PostPosted: 24.01.2011, 16:18



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Thanks. I've used dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to make changes. The output from cat /etc/default/keyboard now is:

XKBMODEL="fscaa1667g"
XKBLAYOUT="gb"
XKBVARIANT=""
XKBOPTIONS="terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"

I'm still having the same problem as the lwin key is recognised as "Multi_key" but I'm unable to combine this with another key as with <alt> or <control>.

I'd like to be able to create for example <Multi_key><f> to launch thunar etc. As soon as a second key is selected in the gui, then the <Multi_key> is over written and the shortcut ends up as <r> rather than the desired <Multi_key><r>.
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Configure  PostPosted: 24.01.2011, 17:30



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Here my /etc/default/keyboard
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XKBMODEL="pc105"
XKBLAYOUT="de"
XKBVARIANT="nodeadkeys"
XKBOPTIONS="lv3:ralt_switch,compose:menu"


And LWin + F is shown as <super> f and does what it should do.
Maybe this is Xfce4.8 so i don't know, if it is the reason.
 
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