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<Alt>F8 shortcut minimizes window, not resize; no minimize window setting in ...


Description Robert Rothenberg 2009-03-06 15:04:45 CET
When I use <Alt>F8, the window is usually minimized, rather than giving me the ability to resize it.

I cannot find in the Settings menu an option for the keyboard shortcut to minimize the window, only to maximize or shade it. Judging form other shortcuts, I assume it should be <Shift><Alt>F8 instead.

Resetting defaults does not help.
Comment 1 Robert Rothenberg 2009-03-06 15:06:49 CET
Reset to Defaults fixes it temporarily, but the problem seems to recur again.
Comment 2 Robert Rothenberg 2009-03-06 17:54:56 CET
I cannot find any reference to it in xfconf-settings-editor either. Is there such a keyboard shortcut? I've not looked at the source, but it seems like there should be one.
Comment 3 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2009-03-11 17:10:43 CET
Minimize is "Hide window" by default mapped to Alt-F9 and "resize" is Alt-F8, what are you missing?

What does "xfconf-query -c xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts -vl" give?
Comment 4 Steve Dodier-Lazaro editbugs 2014-11-03 16:21:37 CET

Cycling through old bug reports, I believe this report should be closed. The required behaviour (minimising a window) is implemented by the "Hide Window" key. 

Proposed change: I propose it is renamed to "Hide/Minimise Window" if developers agree the wording could be confusing, however this is probably rather unimportant.
Comment 5 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-29 11:40:56 CEST
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Bug #5047

Reported by:
Robert Rothenberg
Reported on: 2009-03-06
Last modified on: 2020-05-29


Olivier Fourdan
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