Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139167
Some Desktop shortcuts do not accept <Mod4> bindings
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:52:37 EDT
Description of problem:
The "Home Folder" and "Lock Screen" shortcuts do not function with
<Mod4> (the Windows key) keybindings. They will accept the binding in
the dialog, and correctly identify the <Mod4> modifier (which FC2 did
not), however when the shortcuts are typed nothing happens.
Strangely the "Show the panel run dialog" does accept these shortcuts,
so Win-R can be bound to the run command as in Windows, however the
other commands do not. The other commands *do* accept other bindings,
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The keyboard option "Meta is mapped to the Win keys" has to be enabled
for the dialog to accept <Mod4> bindings. Otherwise it will not
recognise the key as a modifier and just inserts "Super_L"
I am also experiencing this.
If I use "Meta is mapped to the Win keys", oddly my "p" key gets disabled.
Instead, I removed this setting and used xmodmap to add the modifiers
Show desktop, run and go to desktop 1, 2, 3, 4 work.
Lock screen, show web browser, email, mute, and more do not work.
xmodmap: up to 3 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses):
shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e)
lock Caps_Lock (0x42)
control Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x6d)
mod1 Alt_L (0x40), Alt_L (0x7d), Meta_L (0x9c)
mod2 Num_Lock (0x4d)
mod4 Super_L (0x73), Super_L (0x7f), Super_R (0x74)
mod5 Mode_switch (0x5d), ISO_Level3_Shift (0x7c)
it seems that only the keys configured via metacity work - those that are
configured for gnome-settings-daemon do not.
I've filed a trivial patch for this upstream at:
I'm using the patch on my systems and it works fine. Hopefully someone over at
GNOME will take a look at it and include it.
Just adding myself to the CC list. Guess I'll use my own patched
gnome-settings-daemon for the foreseeable future. This really is inconsistent.
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Yes, it's still present in FC5.
I haven't checked GNOME CVS, but there's no indication in the upstream bug that
the fix was committed. Until that changes it will be in FC6 as well.
Moving to devel, as I'm judging it unlikely that there will be an update to
Gnome for FC5 for this. But hopefully that upstream fix will get in for the next
(clearing needinfo bit)
I'm not sure that control-center is the root of the problem. I sometimes get
the same behavior while using just Fluxbox, and othertimes (just by logging out,
then logging in again) it works correctly. Would this have anything to do with
control-center? I used xbindkeys to show my keystrokes when it was broken, and
when it was working correctly. Here's what happened when I pressed Mod4+z:
When it was working:
m:0x40 + c:52
Mod4 + z
m:0x40 + c:115
Mod4 + Super_L
When it was broken:
m:0x0 + c:52
m:0x0 + c:115
Sorry, this bug refers to the fact that control-center specifically refuses
certain keybindings. A patch exists.
Have you tried checking just Mod4? Are you sure it's mapped (maybe you ran
xmodmap or similar)?
*** Bug 143837 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is a known problem, see Ray's explanation upstream at:
The fix would be to make use of GTK+'s new feature which allows to recognise
what each modifier is bound to, so we can ignore CapsLock, NumLock, but not
Shift or the Windows key when capturing key bindings.
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