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Re: [SLUG] gnome migration
- To: James Gregory <james@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] gnome migration
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Sep 13 12:55:02 2002
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- User-agent: Mutt/1.4i
<quote who="James Gregory">
> Ever since the dawn of time I've been a hardened Window Maker user (well
> not quite), but the other day I was reading the cooker list and reading
> about all the new cool stuff in gnome 2, so I thought I'd give it a go.
Cool, Frederic does a really good job with GNOME in Mandrake. Supposedly
Cooker is rocking, I haven't tried it yet myself.
> I'm running it now and I feel like I'm using a mac again.
Heh... Good, good. :-)
I've answered all of these assuming you're using the Mandrake default GNOME
window manager, Metacity.
> 1. How do I make the extra keys on my logitech internet keyboard thing
> work? (They work in window maker -- you just make menu items for the
> actions and then assign hotkeys to them which you can capture from the
Tough one, atm. Metacity doesn't have user-defined keybinding support yet,
though you can customise the existing ones. Bastien Nocera (hadess) has
written 'acme', a user daemon that grabs multimedia keycodes, originally
designed for the iBook special keys. He's intending to make it handle
fully customisable and user-definable shortcuts, but it hasn't happened yet.
> 2. What's the hotkey to switch workspaces? active applications?
Ctrl-Alt-(Left/Right/Up/Down) to change workspaces. (Shift-)Alt-Tab to change
> 3. What's the hotkey to maximize/minimize windows?
> 4. How do I find out hotkeys? (clicking help in random places gives me
> error messages - is it on the web somewhere?)
See the Keyboard Shortcuts control panel for all of these.
> 5. I have xmms running, and it's supposed to be on all desktops (the
> "sticky" option is set), but it's not -- I assume that gnome needs to be
> told this through some special mechanism, but I can't see it (there's no
> title bar)
If you're running metacity, the 'Put on all workspaces' entry in the window
menu should do it.
> 6. How do I make it so my break key will open a new xterm?
Needs user-defined keybinding support. Pretty sure Sawfish will handle this for
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