When I use autologin, keyboard shortcut that are manually set (eg: Workspace 1, Workspace 2) in "Window Manager" don't work.
Work around : relog, or reassign keyboard shortcut, even that they appear to be correctly saved.
Meanwhile, the other keyboard shortcuts assigned in Keyboard setting work perfectly.
My current configuration : Linux 2.6.36-ARCH, i686
exo 0.5.5-2 (xfce4)
garcon 0.1.4-1 (xfce4)
libxfce4ui 4.7.5-1 (xfce4)
libxfce4util 4.7.4-2 (xfce4)
terminal 0.4.5-2 (xfce4)
thunar-archive-plugin 0.2.4-2 (xfce4)
thunar 1.1.5-1 (xfce4)
thunar-vfs 1.1.0-3 (xfce4)
thunar-volman 0.5.3-1 (xfce4)
tumbler 0.1.5-1 (xfce4)
xfce-utils 4.7.3-1 (xfce4)
xfce4-appfinder 4.7.1-1 (xfce4)
xfce4-dev-tools 4.7.3-2 (xfce4)
xfce4-notifyd 0.2.0-2 (xfce4)
xfce4-panel 4.7.6-1 (xfce4)
xfce4-session 4.7.2-1 (xfce4)
xfce4-settings 4.7.6-1 (xfce4)
xfconf 4.7.4-2 (xfce4)
xfdesktop 4.7.4-1 (xfce4)
xfwm4 4.7.3-1 (xfce4)
Just an update : same bug with xfce 4.8 :
By running "xfwm4 --replace" the shortcut work again but it mess up the desktop : the panel appear on top, no more windows decoration, etc ...
Are you sure you're running xfwm4 as your window manager initially? Can you provide the output of "ps auxww" of your autologin session?
Created attachment 3730
result of "ps auxww"
Me again, :-(
I just installed OpenSuse 11.4 which ship XFCE 4.8, autologin with kdm : same probleme.
I understand that the configurations are stored in the file : ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml
I think that during normal login process, login prompt with kdm, keyboard configuration is loaded, but it is not with autologin.
When the keyboard configuration file is loaded ? What process load this file ?
I got some news : I have now xfce 4.8
I assign in the Windows Manager:
Alt+& (alt+ampersand) => switch to workspace 1
Alt+é (alt+eacute) => switch to workspace 2
Alt+" (alt+quotedbl) => switch to workspace 3
Alt+' (alt+apostrophe) => switch to workspace 4
To make those work after an autologin, I have to run :
But if I assign :
Alt+u => switch to workspace 1
Alt+i => switch to workspace 2
Alt+o => switch to workspace 3
Alt+p => switch to workspace 4
It work without doing anything.
Same happen with shortcuts in, this time, Keyboard settings. When I assign shortcut with : alt+ampersand, alt+eacute, alt+quotedbl and alt+apostrophe, They don't work atfer an autologin. They work again if I kill xfce4-settings-helper
Conclusion : there is bug when mapping Alt+&, Alt+é, ...
When not autologin, kdm (or another desktop manager) prompt for login/password and must map in some way alt+ampersand == alt+&, alt+eacute == alt+é
Without kdm prompt, the keys "&", "é" are not map automatically to ampersand and eacute ?
Hoping this will narrow down the bug ...
This tends to show this is not a window manager specific issue but a more general xfce settings issue.
(In reply to comment #6)
> This tends to show this is not a window manager specific issue but a more
> general xfce settings issue.
Have you tried using autologin with gdm instead of kdm? does it make a difference?
I tested on Arch linux with :
kdm (kdebase-workspace 4.7.0-2)