Gthumb needs a way to edit keyboard shortcuts

Bug #474687 reported by Vanessa Dannenberg on 2009-11-04
This bug affects 14 people
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gthumb (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gthumb

Like most apps, gthumb has keyboard shortcuts. However, there appears to be no way to edit them or to add new ones, at least not from within gthumb. In particular, I'd like to see a function added to bring up the "Open Location" dialog associated with the "Browse" button in the "Move File" dialog. Compare to the "F8" shortcut in Gwenview.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Nov 4 14:07:14 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gthumb
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: gthumb 3:2.10.11-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: gthumb
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at to know how to install that version.Thanks in advance.

Changed in gthumb (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We're closing this bug since it is has been some time with no response from the original reporter. However, if the issue still exists please feel free to reopen with the requested information. Also, if you could, please test against the latest development version of Ubuntu, since this confirms the bug is one we may be able to pass upstream for help.

Changed in gthumb (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
relgames (relgames) wrote :

Hi, I was trying to find a way to change default keyboard shortcuts from PgUp/PgDn to Left/Rigth ro navigate through pictures, but there is no such way... So this bug affects me too. Tried with Xubuntu 12.04

Changed in gthumb (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gthumb (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

I would also be happy with a keyboard shortcut for Move command. (Ubuntu 12.04)

bezolaam (vainio) wrote :

I would be happy to quit by ESC instead of CTR+Q

VPablo (villumar) wrote :

It will be "nice" to get back this option. I need a way to define a keyboard shortcut for, for example, copy or move a picture, from the viewer, to another directory.

Isaac Ullah (iiullah) wrote :

Adding my own request for this change. Using Ubuntu 15.10 on an Acer C720, which does not have many of the keys needed to use all the hard-coded shortcuts. The main difficulty is that there is no way to use the keyboard to the previous image. Space bar works to go to the next image, but since there are no "page up" and "page down" buttons on the C720's keyboard, there is no way to go back. IMO, since many newer laptops will not have these keys, nor will they have "home," 'end," etc., it's better to open up keyboard shortcuts to be customized by the user. This will become especially difficult as Ubuntu and other distros move towards tablet functionality, and users start using smaller bluetooth keyboards, etc.

Alex Campos (acampos1120) wrote :

Isaac, you can use <backspace> to go to previous image.

I'd like an option to edit keyboard shortcuts as well, I've dug around in config files and have yet to find anything that allows for user definable shortcuts. I'll report back here if I ever do find anything.

Next and Previous with arrow keys would be great.


Pavel (gotterbild) wrote :

GThumb is the best image viewer for me as it has everything I need and nothing more. But it is VERY uncomfortable to use it for fast image search through folders. That is just because of PgUp/PgDown and Space/Backspace as a navigation keys.

I would like to change Next/Prev image shortcuts to left/right or up/down keys. I don't have a PgUp/PgDown on my notebook keyboard as a standalone keys. They are only available with Fn button, which sits on the left side of the keyboard, which makes it impossible to use one hand to navigate.

Space/Backspace is on some distance as well and I have to change my hand position from one I use to navigate through files in file manager. It is uncomfortable and annoying. I have to use standard GNOME image viewer for fast image search through folders and GThumb for the rest of image operations. Which is noncence as GThumb is powerful and fancy, but its devs decided that PgUp/PgDown and Space/Backspace will be OK for all users. And it is not OK.

So, I would love to have an option to change a keyboard shortcuts. At least finely documented and easy to understand config file. But GUI would be better, of course.


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