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Old 09-22-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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Shift-Fn keys not recognized with GTK applications

Shift-Fn keys are not recognized with some applications in my Slackware current (RC5)

For example:
- Shift-F3 (find-previous) works as F3 (find-next) in some (GTK) editors (leafpad, SciTE) -- but it works correctly in Firefox

- In Terminal, define a shortcut F5 for 'show-toolbar' and Shift-F5 for 'show-menu-bar'. Then both F5 and Shift-F5 execute 'show-toolbar'.

I checked with xev, or some console or xlib apps (eg. mc) - the Shift-Fn keys are correctly recognized. Could it be a GTK problem?

It used to work correctly in 13.37.

I didn't find anything here, but after a bit of googling, I found this:

It points to a patch at - I have no idea if it could apply to -current.

Has anyone experienced the same issue in -current?

Old 09-22-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by philanc View Post
Shift-Fn keys are not recognized with some applications in my Slackware current (RC5)
I found more info at (see comment #25)

Apparently, just adding the two lines below to /etc/X11/xkb/types/pc fixes the issue:

--- pc.orig     2012-06-13 15:47:54.000000000 -0400
+++ pc  2012-09-22 18:23:32.000000000 -0400
@@ -65,6 +65,8 @@
         map[LevelThree] = Level3;
         map[Shift+LevelThree] = Level4;
        map[Control+Alt] = Level5;
+        preserve[Shift] = Shift;
+        preserve[Shift+LevelThree] = Shift;
         level_name[Level1] = "Base";
         level_name[Level2] = "Shift";
         level_name[Level3] = "Alt Base";



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