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Some minor problems with keyboard (SOLVED)
« on: October 28, 2016, 05:58:23 am »
I have some minor problems with my keyboard and I'm not sure wheter it is a hardware issue or software bug.
I can't use context key on lxterminal. Also, I can't assign new shortcuts to packages or change existing ones graphically. For odd reasons, Alt, Ctrl, Shift, Ins and Super keys don't work in Peppermint control center and clicking on their buttons doesn't show anything in "Enter a valid character" feild.
As I said first issue is not important and for second I can edit xbindkeys.conf and xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml files. But, reporting is harmless.  :)

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Some minor problems with keyboard
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 05:58:23 am »
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Re: Some minor problems with keyboard
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2016, 06:25:09 am »
I have some minor problems with my keyboard and I'm not sure wheter it is a hardware issue or software bug.
I can't use context key on lxterminal. Also, I can't assign new shortcuts to packages or change existing ones graphically. For odd reasons, Alt, Ctrl, Shift, Ins and Super keys don't work in Peppermint control center and clicking on their buttons doesn't show anything in "Enter a valid character" feild.
As I said first issue is not important and for second I can edit xbindkeys.conf and xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml files. But, reporting is harmless.  :)


Hi travis82,

I'm not sure what you mean about the "context key on lxterminal" but I can tell you that when using the Peppermint Control Center to set shortcut key combinations, the keys Alt, Ctrl, Shift and Super do not show in the text field but they are recorded (there is no button for the Ins key -- at least not on my installation).

So, for example, to set the key combination <Ctrl><Shift><x> you first click the button for the Ctrl key, then (even though you see nothing in the text field) go ahead and click the button for Shift, then click in the text field and press  the x key. Finally click on the Apply button and you will see that all keys have been recorded (they appear somewhere near the top of the list, as I recall).

Whether the non-appearance of the Ctrl, Shift, Alt and/or Super keys (within the text box) is intentional or an oversight, I do not know. But each button that you click becomes a little darker and stays that way (probably supposed to be visual feedback that takes the place of showing them in the text field).

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Re: Some minor problems with keyboard
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2016, 09:31:44 am »
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Hi travis82,

I'm not sure what you mean about the "context key on lxterminal" but I can tell you that when using the Peppermint Control Center to set shortcut key combinations, the keys Alt, Ctrl, Shift and Super do not show in the text field but they are recorded (there is no button for the Ins key -- at least not on my installation).
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So, for example, to set the key combination <Ctrl><Shift><x> you first click the button for the Ctrl key, then (even though you see nothing in the text field) go ahead and click the button for Shift, then click in the text field and press  the x key. Finally click on the Apply button and you will see that all keys have been recorded (they appear somewhere near the top of the list, as I recall).

Whether the non-appearance of the Ctrl, Shift, Alt and/or Super keys (within the text box) is intentional or an oversight, I do not know. But each button that you click becomes a little darker and stays that way (probably supposed to be visual feedback that takes the place of showing them in the text field).

Regards,

-- Slim

You are right. I am not familiar with configuring keyboard shortcuts in LXDE. Sorry and thanks.
Regarding context menu key. I use it instead right click in terminal. But, It doesn't work here.
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Re: Some minor problems with keyboard
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 10:17:01 am »
PS: Dear PCNetSpec, it seems that this forum doesn't support spell checking. Is there a way to activate it?

No, but you can add a dictionary to Firefox then Firefox will do the spellchecking for you in the forum editor box ;)

Or more accurately - I **could** install the pspell libs and configure php to use it on the Peppermint server then SMF could do spell checking, but I see this as better handled in the web browser.
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Re: Some minor problems with keyboard
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2016, 10:56:37 am »
You are right. I am not familiar with configuring keyboard shortcuts in LXDE. Sorry and thanks.
Regarding context menu key. I use it instead right click in terminal. But, It doesn't work here.

Hi travis82,

No need to be sorry. It confused me too the first several times I tried it.  ;D

By the way, I may be wrong but I believe that the component used for setting up the keyboard shortcuts is from XFCE rather than LXDE.

So, I'm glad to hear that the problem seems to be solved. If you are satisfied that it is solved could you please return to your first message in this topic, click on the Modify button and add (SOLVED) at the end of the Subject: line?

Thanks in advance.

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