Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 387331
when using compiz, many keybindings are not configurable.
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:26:33 EST
Description of problem:
When compiz is in use, gnome-keybinding-properties won't show (or configure)
many keybindings. See attached screenshots for details.
Not sure if this is a compiz problem or a gnome problem...
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You can see the keybindings that are active for compiz and metacity in
50-metacity-key.xml and 50-metacity-desktop-key.xml describe metacitys window
and desktop bindings respectively and similarly for 50-compiz-key.xml and
50-compiz-desktop-key.xml. Most of the metacity keybindings have a similar
compiz setting, but I guess we're not exposing those in the compiz key binding
files. It should be easy enough to track down the missing key bindings in
compiz's gconf tree and add them.
OK. Also, the 'plane' plugin (used if you don't want 'cube') appears to not have
a couple shortcuts implemented, such as the various "move this window to this
other desktop" actions. At least I couldn't get them to work. Separate bug yes,
but does affect this.
Er, I missed something that might be important here. The gconf keys for compiz'
keyboard shortcuts in general seem to be tied to whatever plugin you're using,
e.g. cube, plane, wall. Won't that make this a lot harder?
Yes, you're right... hm, that does make it a lot harder. Not sure what the
right fix is, long term I could see GNOME standardizing on a set of windows
manager keys, independent of any windows manager. For example,
something, that both metacity and compiz (and others) could read out. This also
solves the problem of duplicated keybindings between metacity and compiz.
That seems like the right way to do it. In fact,
/desktop/gnome/applications/window_manager does even exist, though all 4 keys in
it (which are unrelated to key bindings) were deprecated in 2.12.
I see no reason why two different window managers would want to use different
gconf keys for their keybindings, let alone one window manager using different
keys depending some arbitrary factor...
Yes, it's rather annoying that I can't switch desktops when using Compiz. Does
this need to be reported upstream?
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