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Shortly:

In Xfce, how to list and remove all existing non-default mappings associated with CtrlA ?

Details

I installed Xubuntu 18.04.03 recently, and restored part of the ~/.config/xfce4/ directory from a previous backup.

Hitting CtrlA does nothing but Ctrl:

  • on text, it does not select everything;
  • in terminal, it does not go to the beginning of the line;
  • in tmux, I have it as prefix key, but does nothing;
  • running xev -event keyboard, I see the "Press" and "Release" of "Control_L", but in between, no "A", just this:

    KeymapNotify event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x0,
        keys:  39  0   0   0   32  0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
               0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
    

In TTY, it works as expected.

Someone on Askubuntu already encountered this problem, but in my case I can't find a mapping similar to CtrlA either graphically in Xfconf "xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts" or by grepping ;a in ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml.

How to get a functional CtrlA again?

  • What do you get with xev | grep -E -A3 "^KeyPress"? What happens with a new user? – DK Bose Dec 18 '19 at 11:47
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    It works in a new user as well... I get all KeyPress for Control_L, and other letters. I might have to purge this old config... Will try a reset of xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml. – PlasmaBinturong Dec 18 '19 at 12:09
  • Probably a diff of the two xml files will help. – PlasmaBinturong Dec 18 '19 at 12:29
  • Only if that's the relevant file! – DK Bose Dec 18 '19 at 12:36

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