I am using <Super>+<Tab> shortcut to switch application windows ("Cycle windows" keyboard setting in xfwm4-settings). After changing the shortcut to <Super>+<Tab>, it works until I logout and re-login. Then, xfwm4-settings still shows the shortcut as "<Super>+Tab", but it does not work - pressing/holding the key combination does not do anything. Only when I re-assign it, it starts to work again.
Can you check if the migration script is started? If so, can you disable it (it should not run more than once).
Sorry, but I had to switch back to xfce 4.4.x due to x server problems on gentoo.
I have same problem with <Super>+section (in finnish layout, section (§) is above 'tab', next to '1').
I think this might not be xfce4-bug, though, since I've had it with ubuntu 12.04 & xfce 4.8, but also after upgrading to xfce 4.10 through ppa. In debian wheezy (testing) with xfce4.8 I never had this problem.
Don't know where to report it, though, since it only happens with window manager shortcuts.
I had the same problem with <Super>+<Up> for maximizing a window. The problem is that xfconf stores keyboard shortcuts keyed by the shortcut, not the action, so in the configuration file ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml I end up with:
<property name="<Alt>F10" type="string" value="maximize_window_key"/>
<property name="<Super>Up" type="string" value="maximize_window_key"/>
There is a duplicate setting for the "maximize_window_key" setting and xfwm always selects the first one. I've made a simple workaround xfwm to use the last one:
lukas@gurgle:~/code/misc/xfwm4$ git diff
diff --git a/src/settings.c b/src/settings.c
index 607bb7b..75d397b 100644
@@ -1487,7 +1487,6 @@ getShortcut (const gchar *name, GList *shortcuts)
if (g_str_equal (shortcut->command, name))
result = shortcut->shortcut;
The correct fix would be probably to not have duplicate settings in the configuration file, but I'm not sure at the moment where to fix that.
Likely a duplicate of bug #4695, the migration script used to introduce duplicate shortcuts in Xfconf and the code assume it is not possible.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 4695 ***