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More shortcuts wanted


Description Heiko Gerstung 2005-05-23 18:05:10 CEST
I love shortcuts to avoid my mouse as often as possible (it's a PITA on a
subnotebook) and one thing that bothers me is that I can only assign 10 shortcuts.

Why that? Would it eat too much ressources if you'd change that to 32 or 64 as a
workaround and maybe make this configurable in a later version?

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Jean-François Wauthy editbugs 2005-06-08 17:19:02 CEST
the number of shortcuts depend on Xfwm4, so it's up to Olivier to decide,
altough i think he'll be against i reassign the bug to him
Comment 2 Oblio 2005-09-14 06:46:23 CEST
Maybe a "More shortcuts" triangle thingy would be best. I don't believe newbies
will be intimidated by this sort of thing (usual case against more options).
Furthermore, they don't usually use keyboard shortcuts. ~30 shortcuts should be
more than enough. Thanks in advance.
Comment 3 Heiko Gerstung 2005-09-14 06:53:43 CEST
Most people do not use shortcuts on their desktop PCs, but if you are using XFCE
on a Laptop or Subnotebook like me, you are grateful for every possibility to
avoid using the touchpad. 

That said I guess I'd be happy with 30 shortcuts and would disagree that a user
would be confused if he'd see a list of 30 "empty" shortcuts instead of 10...
It's not like addiing more options, it's just expanding the items allowed for
one option. 

People who do not care about shortcuts are in no way disturbed or affected by
this modification, but those few shortcut-fans (like me) would really appreciate
a few more of them. 

Thanks for considering it,
I know there are tons of other important things to do but I'd think it is a
minor modification. If someone would point me to the sourcecode, I'd do it (even
only for myself, if nobody else wants it or the maintainers are against it).

Kind regards,
Comment 4 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-02-02 06:52:24 CET
Shortcuts are unlimited in xfce 4.4 and use a separate MCS plugin (ie the window
manager is not used as an application launcher anymore)
Comment 5 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-02-02 06:52:58 CET
*** Bug 1419 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Bug #975

Reported by:
Heiko Gerstung
Reported on: 2005-05-23
Last modified on: 2009-07-14
Duplicates (1):
  • 1419 request: Please increase the number of command shortcuts in window manager-xfwm4


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