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#1 2009-03-05 22:37:22

sonycdr
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Xfce 4.6.0 -- Overrides all emacs keybindings?

I configure every Linux system I use to have Emacs keybindings in all GTK text fields; these are things like ctrl+a to go to the beginning of a line. I believe I've set it up every time using gconftool, like this: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Emacs_Keybindings_(Firefox)

This worked in Xfce 4.4.0, but I just upgraded and no text field has these Emacs key shortcuts! Is this a bug? A known issue? What can I do to restore this functionality?

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#2 2009-03-05 22:45:36

sonycdr
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Re: Xfce 4.6.0 -- Overrides all emacs keybindings?

Ah, I figured it out, with some help from "squisher," on the IRC channel. It seems the new settings manager stores its own copies of values, including ones that Gtk uses. Using gconftool now no longer changes the setting for Xfce. I was able to find it with xfconf-query, and enabled Emacs keybindings in Xfce by typing:

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Gtk/KeyThemeName -s Emacs

I now don't have to downgrade to Xfce 4.4.

Someone should blog about this, linked on the Xfce main page. And it should be in the Wiki.

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