Bug 216788 - Alt-F6 to cycle app windows is not configurable in gnome-keybinding-properties
Alt-F6 to cycle app windows is not configurable in gnome-keybinding-properties
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-11-21 19:06 EST by Jesse Glick
Modified: 2008-05-06 12:54 EDT (History)
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Description Jesse Glick 2006-11-21 19:06:11 EST
Description of problem:

Alt-F6 is bound by Metacity but not configurable in Keyboard Shortcuts. This
prevents its usage by applications. (For example, the NetBeans IDE uses this
shortcut for Test Project.) In my case, Alt-Tab did everything I needed; I do
not want this shortcut to be bound by the window manager.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Regression since FC 5 in that the key was not bound in FC 5.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Open an app which binds Alt-F6, e.g. the NetBeans IDE. Press Alt-F6.

2. Open System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts and look for Alt-* items.

3. Unbind Alt-F6. Try #1 again.
Actual results:

1. Alt-F6 displays a frame around the window. Is not sent to app.

2. Alt-Tab is displayed as "Move between windows with popup". Alt-F6 is not

Expected results:

1. Frame shows around window.

2. Both Alt-Tab and Alt-F6 displayed.

3. Alt-F6 sent to app.

Additional info:

I have customized Keyboard Shortcuts before in a previous Fedora Core
installation from which I have upgraded. I do not have a "clean" machine on
which to confirm.

I do not know if the bug is in fact in metacity, or in control-center (apparent
owner of gnome-keybinding-properties).
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2006-11-22 14:54:30 EST
It is exposed in gconf as /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/switch_groups, just
not exposed in the keybinding capplet
Comment 2 Jesse Glick 2006-11-22 15:23:56 EST
Thanks, can confirm workaround:

gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/switch_group --type string
Comment 3 Mark Midthun 2007-01-20 09:46:21 EST
I am glad this is considered a bug.  I am trying to upgrade to Fedora 6 from 
Fedora 1.  I am not proficient in Linux.  Alt-F6 is necessary for Lotus 
Magellan which I depend on.  It runs within FreeDos within Dosemu within 
Fedora 1.  
Comment 4 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2007-03-23 13:39:32 EDT
Moving to control center
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 00:51:56 EDT
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted
on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to
make sure no important bugs slip through the cracks.

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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 12:54:42 EDT
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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