Cannot set "Multikey + anything" as shortcut

Bug #693032 reported by Felix Zweig on 2010-12-21
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Bug Description

Unfortunately, it's impossible to set the Multi key plus a second key as a shortcut.

When pressing the Multi key, it is set as shortcut instantly without the possibility to add another key. Instead, it should be possible to set "Multi key + space" (as Gnome DO does it).

Michal Hruby (mhr3) wrote :

Could you try manually editing the config file?( ~/.config/hotkeys/synapse.hotkeys)

Changed in synapse-project:
status: New → Incomplete
Felix Zweig (f.zweig) wrote :

The multi key is saved as "Multi_key", whereas other modifier keys are saved as "<Ctrl>", "<Alt>" or "<Shift>" (note the parenthesis). As the config file doesn't use any separators between keys ("<Ctrl>space" instead of "<Ctrl> + Space"), it's not possible to use "Multi_key space", as it's registered as one key. Using "<Multi_key>space" results in just space, thus rendering the space key useless. "Multi_keyspace" doesn't work either (of course).

Therefore, I suggest the following:

1.) Use a separator for different keys


2.) Adress the Multi key by "<Multi_key>" or even "<Super>" (like in Compiz) instead of just "Multi_key"

Changed in synapse-project:
status: Incomplete → New
Michal Hruby (mhr3) wrote :

Since you say compiz maps it to Super, did you try "<Super>space" or whatever Do registers it as?

Ultimately this all is handled in GtkHotkey library, so we won't be able to fix it in Synapse.

Changed in synapse-project:
status: New → Incomplete
Felix Zweig (f.zweig) wrote :

Reassigning this to gtkhotkey, since the problem seems not to be in Synapse itself.

affects: synapse-project → gtkhotkey
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