Bug 51172 - Alt/Meta bindings problem in Gnome
Alt/Meta bindings problem in Gnome
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: sawfish (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
David Lawrence
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: 54904 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-08-07 20:45 EDT by adam.huffman
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-09 19:28:22 EDT
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Description adam.huffman 2001-08-07 20:45:05 EDT
Description of Problem:
The bindings set up for sawfish by default do not work e.g.
Activating the various workspaces, cycling windows, sending a window to the
next workspace etc.

How Reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start a gnome session
2. try to cycle open windows, or activate a new workspace
3. 

Actual Results:
either nothing happens, or e.g. a tab is captured instead of alt-tab

Expected Results:
The bindings as listed in the sawfish configuration tool should work

Additional Information:
Comment 1 David Mason 2001-08-08 10:31:25 EDT
hp... this works for me - however could this be that odd changing of meta keys
we saw before?
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2001-08-08 12:10:59 EDT
What is your keymap like?

Open "xev", type the Alt and Windows keys into it, paste in the output it has
for KeyPress event.

Is this a fresh install?
Comment 3 adam.huffman 2001-08-08 18:24:04 EDT
Here is the xev output:

KeyPress event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
    root 0x32, subw 0x0, time 877267693, (788,362), root:(817,424),
    state 0x0, keycode 64 (keysym 0xffe9, Alt_L), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 characters:  ""

KeyRelease event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
    root 0x32, subw 0x0, time 877267802, (788,362), root:(817,424),
    state 0x8, keycode 64 (keysym 0xffe9, Alt_L), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 characters:  ""

KeyPress event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
    root 0x32, subw 0x0, time 877271248, (788,362), root:(817,424),
    state 0x0, keycode 115 (keysym 0xffeb, Super_L), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 characters:  ""

KeyRelease event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
    root 0x32, subw 0x0, time 877271333, (788,362), root:(817,424),
    state 0x40, keycode 115 (keysym 0xffeb, Super_L), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 characters:  ""


This is from a new installation.
Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2001-08-09 19:28:17 EDT
Thanks, I have no initial idea here. It has happened to a couple other people; I
was hoping xev output would help :-( will try to investigate further.
Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2002-03-01 10:24:23 EST
I don't know how to reproduce this; moving to GNOME 2 soon so only critical 
fixes are going in to GNOME 1.x stuff.

Possibly related to #54491 but I don't think it is the same bug.
Comment 6 Havoc Pennington 2002-03-01 10:27:13 EST
*** Bug 54904 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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