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#1 2017-08-03 22:42:54

Naik
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[SOLVED] Strange keyboard behaviour or keybinds from outa somewhere

Hello folks!

I know this title is not telling very much about my actual problem but i needed to express that there is a keybind on my system which really bothers me and i have no idea where it is configured.

Every time i try to highlight a whole bunch of text using Ctrl+a my terminal gets hidden (not only minimized but also hidden from tint2 but not closed).

I searched ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml ~/.config/terminator/config and ~/.Xresources but none of them contains any keybind to Ctrl+a. Is there any other place i could look for it?

This happens ever since i installed (and purged again) LxQt alongside Openbox as alternative X-Session for testing purpose.

Any help is highly appreciated!

naik --thanks-in-advance

Last edited by Naik (2017-08-04 17:17:28)


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#2 2017-08-04 07:23:05

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Re: [SOLVED] Strange keyboard behaviour or keybinds from outa somewhere

Naik wrote:

I searched ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml

Did LXQt leave any contamination in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME?

grep "C-a" ~/.config/openbox/*

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#3 2017-08-04 09:05:23

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Re: [SOLVED] Strange keyboard behaviour or keybinds from outa somewhere

...apparently not.  cry

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#4 2017-08-04 09:12:07

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Re: [SOLVED] Strange keyboard behaviour or keybinds from outa somewhere

which session are you starting? lxqt, or default bunsenlabs/openbox/whateveritscalled?
have a look at the session file (they're regular .desktop files somewhere in your system), what is being executed.
also look at all possible autostart locations (openbox', but also xdg, i.e. /etc/xdg/autostart and ~/.local/share/autostart or ~/.config/autostart, possibly more) and double check ~/.config/openbox/* and share this information with us, so we can help better.

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#5 2017-08-04 12:32:21

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Re: [SOLVED] Strange keyboard behaviour or keybinds from outa somewhere

I am running the default Xsession shipped with bunsenlabs now.

naik@00010-01100-10100-11000:/etc/xdg/autostart$ ls -a
.                        gnome-keyring-pkcs11.desktop    light-locker.desktop                         xfce4-power-manager.desktop
..                       gnome-keyring-secrets.desktop   nm-applet.desktop                            xfce4-volumed.desktop
at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop  gnome-keyring-ssh.desktop       polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1.desktop
clipit-startup.desktop   gsettings-data-convert.desktop  pulseaudio.desktop
naik@00010-01100-10100-11000:/etc/xdg/autostart$ cd ~/.local/share/autostart
bash: cd: /home/naik/.local/share/autostart: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
naik@00010-01100-10100-11000:/etc/xdg/autostart$ cd  ~/.config/autostart
naik@00010-01100-10100-11000:~/.config/autostart$ ls -a
.  ..  LXinput-setup.desktop  pulseaudio.desktop  redshift-gtk.desktop  xfce4-clipman-plugin-autostart.desktop
naik@00010-01100-10100-11000:~/.config/autostart$ geany ./LXinput-setup.desktop
naik@00010-01100-10100-11000:~/.config/autostart$ lxinput
bash: lxinput: Kommando nicht gefunden.
naik@00010-01100-10100-11000:~/.config/autostart$ LXinput
bash: LXinput: Kommando nicht gefunden.

LXinput did sound promising, but as it looks I am unable to run it so it seems not to be installed..

i found a file called kbinds.txt in ~/.config/openbox/ but it also doesn't contain the keybind I am looking for.
But it does still contain an lxde.rc and lxqt.rc
I just removed them without further investigation and hopefully post back  when system was restarted successfully.


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#6 2017-08-04 12:54:57

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Re: [SOLVED] Strange keyboard behaviour or keybinds from outa somewhere

"kbinds.txt" just contains your keybinds from rc.xml, for display by the menu.


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#7 2017-08-04 14:45:07

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Re: [SOLVED] Strange keyboard behaviour or keybinds from outa somewhere

Naik wrote:

Hello folks!

Every time i try to highlight a whole bunch of text using Ctrl+a my terminal gets hidden (not only minimized but also hidden from tint2 but not closed).

Are you using Ctrl + a from a text editor; if so, which one?


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#8 2017-08-04 17:17:09

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Re: [SOLVED] Strange keyboard behaviour or keybinds from outa somewhere

^ well yes and no. This had happened using firefox as wel as geany and some more applications, so it had to be defined $USER-wide, but I am happy to say that removing ~/.config/openbox/lxqt.rc fixed the issue for me!

Thanks guys for hinting to the place where the black magic happend.
I`m off now asking the people over at LxQts HQ how they could possibly think it would be a good idea to create such a keyboard shortcut wink

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#9 2017-08-06 06:04:51

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Re: [SOLVED] Strange keyboard behaviour or keybinds from outa somewhere

there's a bunch of stuff in your very untidy command output; what springs to mind was
a) loads of gnome and xfce stuff
b) some clipboard manager
- both might have defined global keybinds somewhere.

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#10 2019-07-04 10:41:51

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Re: [SOLVED] Strange keyboard behaviour or keybinds from outa somewhere

I know it says 'solved' here, but this seems like most apt thread to post in.

I've recently moved from Lubuntu, and am enjoying this distro. For the first week or so the keyboard shortcuts (the ones displayed on the desktop by Conky) worked fine, but now the one for the Web Browser doesn't work. The behaviour is:

1) Super+W shows a busy icon for a while, but doesn't open Firefox.
2) The menu item 'Web Browser, doesn't show a busy icon and doesn't open Firefox.
3) The 'Firefox' menu item doesn't show a busy icon (not that important, but interesting), but thankfully does open Firefox.

I've only installed mimimal software on top of the default install (unlike the OP), namely:

Mousepad (Geany is too fancy for everyday use for me), and changed the menu to use it as default.
Gnome-disk-utility - can't do without this, it would be nice if it was standard. And created  menu item for it.
Chromium (because Firefox can't handle livestreams very well).

I'm just wondering which configuration file I should be looking at to try and get it back to normal, I can't see an obvious one.

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SOLVED: Sorry guys, I forgot I had also installed 'dissenter-browser' (I think this is a flavour of Chromium distributed by Gab), which I haven't got to work yet but had altered my default browser nonetheless. I've now changed this back and things are ok again.
I really should leave such experimental stuff to other machines than my main one.

Sorry for asking such an easily solved question, I had tried quite a bit of stuff though, sometimes the act of formulating a question makes one re-focus on it.
Consider this my way of saying "Hello"

(the lack of the busy icon when using the openbox menu still nags me slightly)

Last edited by brogild (2019-07-04 12:52:13)

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