Keyboard shortcuts for workspaces in Xubuntu do not work after restart on Xubuntu

Bug #1295551 reported by Łukasz Kościuk on 2014-03-21
This bug affects 8 people
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xfwm4 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Sorry if I chose wrong package. This is my first bug report. Generaly like in summary. I chose keybord shortcuts for my workspaces, and after computer restart they do not work.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: xfwm4 4.11.1-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-18.38-generic 3.13.6
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-18-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Fri Mar 21 09:11:18 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-19 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140319)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: xfwm4
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Łukasz Kościuk (members) wrote :

Did you test different key combinations? Do all of them fail to work properly? A similar issue has been reported on the Xfce bug tracker:

Łukasz Kościuk (members) wrote :

I have 10 workspaces. My shortcuts for them: Ctrl+0...9. After restart works only Ctrl+3, Ctrl+5, Ctrl+7..9. Diffrent shortcuts from Ctrl+0-9 combination also works selectively.

That is really strange. Please attach the terminal output of "xfconf-query -c xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts -lv | grep xfwm4".

Łukasz Kościuk (members) wrote :
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Before restart when shortcuts are configured and works fine:
xfconf-query -c xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts -lv | grep xfwm4
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt><Control>End move_window_next_workspace_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt><Control>Home move_window_prev_workspace_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt><Control>KP_1 move_window_workspace_1_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt><Control>KP_2 move_window_workspace_2_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt><Control>KP_3 move_window_workspace_3_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt><Control>KP_4 move_window_workspace_4_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt><Control>KP_5 move_window_workspace_5_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt><Control>KP_6 move_window_workspace_6_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt><Control>KP_7 move_window_workspace_7_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt><Control>KP_8 move_window_workspace_8_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt><Control>KP_9 move_window_workspace_9_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt>Delete del_workspace_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt>F10 maximize_window_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt>F11 fullscreen_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt>F12 above_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt>F4 close_window_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt>F5 maximize_horiz_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt>F6 maximize_vert_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt>F7 maximize_window_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt>F8 stick_window_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt>F9 hide_window_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt>Insert add_workspace_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt><Shift>Tab cycle_reverse_windows_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt>space popup_menu_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Alt>Tab cycle_windows_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Control><Alt>d show_desktop_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Control><Alt>Down down_workspace_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Control><Alt>Left left_workspace_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Control><Alt>Right right_workspace_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Control><Alt>Up up_workspace_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Control>F11 workspace_11_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Control>F12 workspace_12_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Control><Shift><Alt>Left move_window_left_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Control><Shift><Alt>Right move_window_right_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Control><Shift><Alt>Up move_window_up_key
/xfwm4/custom/Down down_key
/xfwm4/custom/Escape cancel_key
/xfwm4/custom/Left left_key
/xfwm4/custom/override true
/xfwm4/custom/<Primary><Alt>d show_desktop_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Primary><Alt>Down down_workspace_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Primary><Alt>End move_window_next_workspace_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Primary><Alt>Home move_window_prev_workspace_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Primary><Alt>KP_1 move_window_workspace_1_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Primary><Alt>KP_2 move_window_workspace_2_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Primary><Alt>KP_3 move_window_workspace_3_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Primary><Alt>KP_4 move_window_workspace_4_key
/xfwm4/custom/<Primary><Alt>KP_5 move_window_workspace_5_...

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xfwm4 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Łukasz, is the "after restart" terminal output complete? Please also attach your ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml to this report.

no longer affects: xfwm4

same here :(
most of changed keys are not works, but some works, its so strange...
for example, I set Alt+Left/Alt+Right to change workspace to left/right, and after restart only Alt+Left works but Alt+Right does not...

I found a workaround: clear before reassign!

To make a shortcut to work ok, select an action you want to reassign and click 'Clear' button until it will really empty. Sometime if there is some (hidden?)duplicates, you will still see some shortcut(the same or different), even you clicked 'Clear' button. In this case just click the button again. Since the action shortcut is really empty, just assign your custom one as usual, and it will work ok :)

Good luck!

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