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[Solved]Keybindings ~/.jwmrc & especially alt+F4
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jtwdyp


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PostPosted: Sat 12 Oct 2013, 13:33    Post_subject:  [Solved]Keybindings ~/.jwmrc & especially alt+F4
Sub_title: slacko 5.6 won't let me change certain keybindings
 

I've a couple of issues with keybindings in slacko 5.6

Because I don't find pointing devices easy to use. I'm very keyboard centric. And I've got a set of keybindings that my fingers expect that rarely {if ever} match the default bindings of any Window Manager or Desktop Environment I've ever tried.

There are some keys my fingers just automatically push when I want to do certain things... Opening the desktop menu comes to mind.

Code:

<Key key="Menu">root:3</Key>


Works for me. Wink As does:

Code:

<Key mask="AC" key="space">window</Key>


But for some reason This setting doesn't change the default behavior of alt+F2

Code:

<Key mask="A" key="F2">exec:gexec</Key>


But by far the biggest issue I have with it is that there are some keybindings that I need to NOT have because I frequently fat finger them them by mistake. Case in point, the keybinding for alt+F4 must die

There was an obvious keybinding in the default .jwmrc for it. I don't remember the exact code because removing that line was one of the first things I did to my .jwmrc...

For that purpose I use ctrl+alt+space to pull up the window operations menu, and then if and only if it opens attached to the window that I think has the focus {and that I want to close} I select close.



But the way alt+F4 works is a bit like wedging a live grenade behind the coffee pot {without even leaving the pin in it for safety}

It is simply too dangerous for my klutzy fingers... Especially when my fingers expect to find:

Code:

<Key mask="A" key="F3">exec:konsole</Key>


I probably only fat finger the key next to it 1 out of 3 times. Which doesn't hurt too much when alt+F2 stubbornly opens the window operations menu on whichever window happens to have the focus. But when the accidental alt+F4 suddenly slams that same window shut... Well it bugs me so much that I say alt+F4 MUST DIE...

But when removing that binding from /root/.jwmrc didn't work I tried replacing it with something else like:

Code:

<Key mask="A" key="F4">root:3</Key>


But that didn't work any better than the

Code:

<Key mask="A" key="F2">exec:gexec</Key>


did... {sigh}

How can I alter or at least disable those two stubborn keybindings?

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xan

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Oct 2013, 21:53    Post_subject: Re: Keybindings ~/.jwmrc & especially alt+F4
Sub_title: slacko 5.6 won't let me change certain keybindings
 

jtwdyp wrote:
the keybinding for alt+F4 must die
How can I alter or at least disable those two stubborn keybindings?


You would probably hate me. I use F4 to close windows.

I think you should be changing the bindings in:
Code:
/root/.jwm/jwmrc-personal


Otherwise you keep reinstating them every time regardless of what you do in the .jwmrc file.

I hope that works for you, if not then try going into
Menu > Desktop > JWM Configuation > Keyboard Shortcuts.

Something I would like to do but can't manage, I want to get the keyboard Windows context menu key to work. I think shift+F10 gives the same function but I want a single key press. Would you have any ideas?
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Oct 2013, 00:28    Post_subject: Re: Keybindings ~/.jwmrc & especially alt+F4
Sub_title: slacko 5.6 won't let me change certain keybindings
 

xan wrote:
jtwdyp wrote:
the keybinding for alt+F4 must die
How can I alter or at least disable those two stubborn keybindings?


You would probably hate me. I use F4 to close windows.


No. I would just hate to have you program my keybindings Laughing

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I think you should be changing the bindings in:
Code:
/root/.jwm/jwmrc-personal


Yup that was the problem... Thanks!

Quote:
Something I would like to do but can't manage, I want to get the keyboard Windows context menu key to work. I think shift+F10 gives the same function but I want a single key press. Would you have any ideas?


Not personally. My keyboard has the "Menu" key normaly used for that, And I always remap it to open the Desktop menu system...

But I just googled around a bit and found this:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/234416/how-to-remap-the-context-menu-to-another-key-in-linux

Hope it helps!

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