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Keyboard shortcuts disappears.

Postby tobias_84 on Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:32 pm

Hello All!

I'm new to the Mint community and I'm hoping I'm typing this in the right place!

After I have installed the latest LMDE I have noticed that my keyboard shortcuts stops working and when looking under settings and keyboard shortcuts a whole menu is missing. All normal windows-function is gone.
I.e Alt-Tab, minimize, maximise, show desktop, all of them just gone.

I have tried and remove my home folder and had the system create a new one with default settings and they do work again. But after a day or two they are gone again.

I haven't played whit them, themes or other settings.
Did try a program for exporting and importing settings, which worked in ubuntu but not in debian.

Do you guys have any ideas?

/Tobias
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts disappears.

Postby DrHu on Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:16 pm

tobias_84 wrote:I have tried and remove my home folder and had the system create a new one with default settings and they do work again. But after a day or two they are gone again

So, how did you remove (delete or erase) your /home directory (folder)
    You have complete control over it (your /home folder)..

Nautilus file manager partially controls the desktop selections, see link below..
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=30986
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts disappears.

Postby tobias_84 on Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:19 pm

I removed it by going as root and deleted it. (su -, rm -rf) Changed back to my user and signed in. The system do then create a new home folder and setting up the default folder structure. Just like a clean install.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts disappears.

Postby DrHu on Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:24 pm

tobias_84 wrote:The system to then create a new home folder and setting up the default folder structure. Just like a clean install.

Not quite...
The desktop session manager was still running (the graphical desktop)
--a reboot would have been just like a fresh install, as it would have restarted the system services, including the desktop manager (gdm (Gnome)) or whichever session manager is in control of the graphical boot..
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts disappears.

Postby tobias_84 on Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:28 pm

I did close down gdm first and and removed the folder. Also started gmd and signed in whit the gdm login manager.

And after that it just worked again. But now they have stopped working again.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts disappears.

Postby tobias_84 on Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:37 pm

How many 'Sub folders' do you have under controlpanel > Keyboard shortcuts ?

Now I have 'Sound', 'Desktop' and 'Help' (or aids).

Using Swedish language and don't know the correct translation for English.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts disappears.

Postby tobias_84 on Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:56 pm

Well I have been trying some more and found out this:


Looking under control-panel keyboard shortcuts I miss many functions.

Following this guide http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-crea ... -in-gnome/

I can find them in /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/switch_windows in gconf-editor, but they do not exist under controlpanel Keyboard Shortcuts.

Can it depend on translation issues?
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts disappears.

Postby tobias_84 on Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:24 pm

And another try later...

Renaming .conf, .gconfd, .gnome2 and .gnome2_private folders the subfolder 'Windows Management' appears under control-panel Keyboard shortcuts again.

Have to see how long time they will work now.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts disappears.

Postby tobias_84 on Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:38 am

I have found out that enabling compiz breaks the keyboard shortcuts.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts disappears.

Postby cecar on Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:10 am

In Terminal try...
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ccsm

Put a checkmark in Gnome compatability.
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