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Tomy 07-19-2004 09:09 AM

How do I disable Shift-F10 global keyboard shortcut?
 
I am testing UserLinux based on Debian sid with Gnome 2.6.

We have a legacy application that runs in a terminal and uses most of the function keys AND ALSO uses several shifted function keys.

I have set up a terminal profile and used 'Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts' to disable the F10 terminal shortcut menu. But the Gnome global keyboard shortcut Shift-F10 still opens a popup window. 'Desktop Preferences>Keyboard Shortcuts' does not include this shortcut. Any idea how I can disable Shift-F10?

I have used KDE a little bit but this is the first time I have tried to work with Gnome and I could use some help.

TIA
Tomy

macondo 07-19-2004 09:32 AM

First i would try the newsgroups at user-linux, then, the IRC, the channel for gnome is: #gnome.

Sorry, i avoid gnome and kde like the plague. :)

SagaciousB 07-28-2004 05:40 PM

I have the same problem. Heck, if you want to run aptitude then F10 is a pretty useful key to get the file menu. However, when I try to set the check-mark next to "Disable menu shortcut key (F10 by default) under Edit->Keyboard Shortcuts, it never seems to actually get set because if I open up the dialog again, the box is unchecked. This looks like a bug to me, and I'm not quite sure if it is located only in gnome terminal, or has something to do with gnome's entire keyboard shortcut system. Have you found any solutions otherwise?

I have the same configuration, running Debian Sid with Gnome 2.6.

-Brian

Tomy 07-28-2004 07:23 PM

No, I haven't found any solutions yet.

The F10 key seems to stay disabled for me. But I still can't find any way to disable shift-F10. At this point I have put it on the back burner and continue to use KDE. I truly would like to use Gnome but unless I can figure out some xmodmap commands or someone knows where this hidden Global Shortcut can be tweaked I am stymied.

Tomy

comp12345 07-28-2004 07:56 PM

You can install gconf-editor to get a GUI for access to some of the other keyboard shortcuts. It's a pain in the ass to use though. It lacks a search function and traversing through the list will give you a headache. You have the option of setting default values (right-click the key for the option). The frustrating part is finding the key.

Tomy 07-28-2004 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by comp12345
You can install gconf-editor to get a GUI for access to some of the other keyboard shortcuts.
I am using Gnome 2.6 and clicking on Applications>SystemTools>ConfigurationEditor brings up GConf-Editor 2.6.1.
Quote:

It's a pain in the ass to use though. It lacks a search function and traversing through the list will give you a headache. You have the option of setting default values (right-click the key for the option). The frustrating part is finding the key.
Amen brother! I have a bottle of aspirin and several beverages and I can't find the right key. I can't even find the right branch on the tree. Perhaps my choice of beverage is making the task more difficult :confused: At least I have the aspirin.

regards
Tomy

comp12345 07-28-2004 10:26 PM

I did a search for context/pop-up menus and I get some results but no references as to how to change it.

Looking through the Gnome User Guides, I would guess that the context menu is a panel object.
http://www.gnome.org/learn/access-gu.../keynav-5.html
I tried look for the appropriate entries, but I don't see anything useful.
http://www.gnome.org/learn/admin-gui...8.html#gconf-3

Gconf-editor makes it easier to change setttings than gconftool-2, but it still sucks. I've went through most of the menu's, but came up empty. I hate to say it, but gconf-editor actually makes Window's regedit look good. I don't think there is a way to change the default behavior.

Tomy 07-29-2004 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by comp12345
... Looking through the Gnome User Guides, I would guess that the context menu is a panel object.
http://www.gnome.org/learn/access-gu.../keynav-5.html
I tried look for the appropriate entries, but I don't see anything useful.

Thanks for the link. I found some good info in section 1.6.5 -- "To set keyboard shortcut preferences" and I found the sections for most of the keybindings. Unfortunately, the action that Shift-F10 performs (a pop-up menu) doesn't seem to be listed.

I did just realize that Shift-F10 and Right-Click with the mouse do the same thing. I feel like I am getting closer.

regards
Tomy


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