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Re: [SLUG] gnome migration
- To: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] gnome migration
- From: James Gregory <james@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Sep 13 13:12:02 2002
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Fri, 2002-09-13 at 12:50, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="James Gregory">
> > 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.
yep, it's using 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
> > keyboard)
> 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.
alrighty. I just did a quick freshmeat search and it found a program
called hotkeys which I had immense amounts of trouble building
previously, but it seems that it's now in cooker. I'll see how I go with
> > 2. What's the hotkey to switch workspaces? active applications?
> Ctrl-Alt-(Left/Right/Up/Down) to change workspaces. (Shift-)Alt-Tab to change
Neither of those are working.
I should probably also mention that I've had the gnome-panel thing die
several times in this session. Is that likely to have destroyed its
ability to see the keyboard?
> > 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.
Had a look there -- I thought that was the obvious place. My keyboard
shortcuts has only got:
Under Action, and I can't see how to set the "Shortcut" thing. Is this
because I'm doing it through the menus and not using nautilus?
> > 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.
ahh ok. And I just discovered you get this menu on titlebar-less windows
by alt-right-clicking -- in WM that's the way I resize windows. Is there
an equivalent metacity thing to do that?
> > 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
> you, however.
hmmm. sawfish is what turned me off gnome in the first place. I had no
idea of how to drive the control panels in that. I'll see if hotkeys can
do I want it to.
Thanks for the help, Jeff.