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Number keys not working in Workspace settings


Description flocculant 2014-01-23 16:28:25 CET
When in Workspace Settings you can use the arrow keys to increase or decrease the number of workspaces.

Keypad doesn't work.
Comment 1 flocculant 2014-01-23 16:33:06 CET
xfwm4 version 

4.11.1 (revision 2b800f4)
Comment 2 Thaddaeus Tintenfisch editbugs 2014-03-13 22:12:46 CET
Created attachment 5385 
make workspace_count_spinbutton editable
Comment 3 Simon Steinbeiss editbugs 2014-03-24 23:39:43 CET
I personally think that this is a design decision and that this is rightfully so. Who on earth would *need* to increase their amount of workspaces by so much that they'd need to type in there? Don't forget: updating this setting takes effect immediately so typing e.g. a few numbers to many (instead of going for "11" you go for "111" or even "1111") ends up creating all those workspaces on the fly.

So I think it's actually safer to just increase the value step by step. Whoever wants to bump their workspace amount to an insanely high number (which would take too much time with the spinbuttons) can do so via xfconf-query or even via the GUI of xfce4-settings-editor.
Comment 4 flocculant 2014-03-25 08:28:13 CET
That's fine - I can understand the logic in that. Not being privy to design decisions, if something works one day then doesn't work the next - then it's a bug to me ;)
Comment 5 Simon Steinbeiss editbugs 2014-03-25 09:13:22 CET
Just another small note: GtkSpinButtons are editable by default, so this setting was indeed changed consciously (and hence most likely purposefully). The best explanation that I can come up with is the one I gave earlier (obviously it wasn't me who took that decision).
Comment 6 Steve Dodier-Lazaro editbugs 2015-02-15 14:10:18 CET
Hopefully noone else than elfy noticed this regression of sorts. I'm closing the report as WONTFIX since we don't plan to do anything.

Bug #10644

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Reported on: 2014-01-23
Last modified on: 2015-02-15


Olivier Fourdan
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make workspace_count_spinbutton editable (920 bytes, patch)
2014-03-13 22:12 CET , Thaddaeus Tintenfisch
no flags

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