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#1 2021-08-03 20:45:33

jjbackagain
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[SOLVED] - Remove gesture on the mouse-touch-pad to swap desktops?

I keep swapping desktops when I use my mouse-touch-pad on the laptop...  but the gesture is not in the keyboard short cut file as far as I can tell.

How can I disable that gesture on the mouse pad?

Last edited by jjbackagain (2021-08-08 20:31:25)

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#2 2021-08-04 07:28:16

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Re: [SOLVED] - Remove gesture on the mouse-touch-pad to swap desktops?

Application keybinds are set with xbindkeys, Openbox keybinds are set in bl-rc.xml.

You can also access mouse/desktop/window settings in Preferences > Openbox > WM Preferences

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#3 2021-08-04 14:33:44

jjbackagain
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Re: [SOLVED] - Remove gesture on the mouse-touch-pad to swap desktops?

I do not understand what I need to modify in the bl-rc.xml.\

I want to remove the function to use the trackpad to change desktops... but I can not see or really understand how those options are defined in this film.

There is a huge section called <mouse> with a number of <mousebinds> but what exactly do I need to change or comment out to remove the function that I would like to change?

:TD;DR:

To be clear the function I wish to remove is when you use two fingers on the track pad and move them together. This swaps the desktop from 1-2 etc etc.

What exactly do I need to do in the bl-rc.xml file to remove this functionality?

Thanks
<mouse> block in bl-rc.xml

 <mouse>
    <dragThreshold>8</dragThreshold>
    <!-- number of pixels the mouse must move before a drag begins -->
    <doubleClickTime>200</doubleClickTime>
    <!-- in milliseconds (1000 = 1 second) -->
    <screenEdgeWarpTime>400</screenEdgeWarpTime>
    <!-- Time before changing desktops when the pointer touches the edge of the
       screen while moving a window, in milliseconds (1000 = 1 second).
       Set this to 0 to disable warping -->
    <screenEdgeWarpMouse>false</screenEdgeWarpMouse>
    <!-- Set this to TRUE to move the mouse pointer across the desktop when
       switching due to hitting the edge of the screen -->
    <context name="Frame">
      <mousebind button="A-Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Left" action="Click">
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Move"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Right" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Lower"/>
        <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
        <action name="Unfocus"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="C-A-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="C-A-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-S-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="SendToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-S-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="SendToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Titlebar">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Move"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="DoubleClick">
        <action name="ToggleMaximize"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Lower"/>
        <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
        <action name="Unfocus"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Up" action="Click">
        <action name="if">
          <shaded>no</shaded>
          <then>
            <action name="Shade"/>
            <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
            <action name="Unfocus"/>
            <action name="Lower"/>
          </then>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Down" action="Click">
        <action name="if">
          <shaded>yes</shaded>
          <then>
            <action name="Unshade"/>
            <action name="Raise"/>
          </then>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Titlebar Top Right Bottom Left TLCorner TRCorner BRCorner BLCorner">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Lower"/>
        <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
        <action name="Unfocus"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Top">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize">
          <edge>top</edge>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Left">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize">
          <edge>left</edge>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Right">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize">
          <edge>right</edge>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Bottom">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize">
          <edge>bottom</edge>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Lower"/>
        <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
        <action name="Unfocus"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="TRCorner BRCorner TLCorner BLCorner">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Client">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Icon">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="AllDesktops">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleOmnipresent"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Shade">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleShade"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Iconify">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="Iconify"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Maximize">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleMaximize"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleMaximize">
          <direction>vertical</direction>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleMaximize">
          <direction>horizontal</direction>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Close">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="Close"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Desktop">
      <mousebind button="Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="C-A-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="C-A-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Root">
      <!-- Menus -->
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-list-combined-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Execute">
          <startupnotify>
            <enabled>false</enabled>
            <name>jgmenu</name>
          </startupnotify>
          <command>jgmenu_run</command>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="MoveResize">
      <mousebind button="Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
  </mouse>

I tried removing the entire <mouse> block and this dose stop the behavior I am trying to remove so it is in here somewhere. I only really noticed the right click on desktop opening the menu not working.. as I am new to the distro I do not really know all the other shortcuts around the place.

I tried making a new <mouse> block... but couldn't get the right click menu working again... I know it has something to do with code like this but I do not know hoe to do it.

<mouse>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Execute">
          <startupnotify>
            <enabled>false</enabled>
            <name>jgmenu</name>
          </startupnotify>
          <command>jgmenu_run</command>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
</mouse>

I would prefer to leave as much of the official setting as possibel though.. and jst remove the trackpad fuction to swap desktops.

Last edited by jjbackagain (2021-08-04 15:01:40)

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#4 2021-08-08 19:03:03

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Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 5,554

Re: [SOLVED] - Remove gesture on the mouse-touch-pad to swap desktops?

Locate the '<context name="Desktop">' section, and from there completely remove this block:

<mousebind button="Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>

Save the modified file and reconfigure openbox, in a terminal:

openbox --reconfigure

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#5 2021-08-08 20:30:43

jjbackagain
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Registered: 2018-06-06
Posts: 26

Re: [SOLVED] - Remove gesture on the mouse-touch-pad to swap desktops?

Thank you so.. much this has solved this issue completely... cheers!

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