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Multiple modifiers section

Here's a little tidbit I found that may be worth adding to the documentation (although I don't know where it would best fit in):

The setting for easy_click in xfwm4.xml is the name of the modifier key. But what if you want to use multiple modifiers? I want Ctrl+Alt to be the easy_click modifier. After reading through the source to see how it parsed the setting, I found that I could get Ctrl+Alt to work by using this line in the config file:
<property name="easy_click" type="string" value="Ctrl&gt;&lt;Alt"/>
  • After reading the XML file, it will have the modifier string as "Ctrl><Alt".
  • When xfwm4 formats that as a modifier (by adding angle brackets around it), it becomes "<Ctrl><Alt>".
  • Gtk parses the pair of modifiers correctly and it works as expected.

TheAmigo (talk) 18:59, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

How about creating a subsection in Xfce#Tips & Tricks for it, perhaps titled Using multiple modifiers or something along those lines? -- Chazza (talk) 07:30, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
-1 from me for split pages. Reason:
  1. From my experience, such "Tips & Tricks" pages is more likely become out of date and no one care.
  2. It is hard for translation team to follow page split(merge).

--Fengchao (talk) 23:44, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

I'm a tad confused by your response, Fengchao. Are you saying that articles should not have Tips and tricks sections? They are mentioned in Help:Style#"Tips and tricks" sections and the OP's suggestion seems appropriate for this. -- Chazza (talk) 07:41, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
I think this is just a simple misunderstanding: this discussion is not about splitting the Tips and tricks section :)
I'm +1 for adding the multiple modifiers trick under Xfce#Tips and tricks by the way.
— Kynikos (talk) 02:22, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I thought you want to create a new page. -- Fengchao 09:38, 14 June 2015‎

Lock screen on suspend

Xfce#Lock the screen gives an introduction to screen locking, but I can't get it to work with xfce4-power-manager on resuming from suspend. I've found little on this [1] [2] and an old bug for Xfce 4.8. [3]. Locking via Ctrl+Alt+L works as expected (slock). Can others reproduce, and if yes, should I investigate further and file a bug upstream? Perhaps this could be related to the light-locker transition (where I use xinitrc). -- Alad (talk) 10:52, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

This functionality works fine for me but I use gnome-screensaver. This might be an issue for specific screen lockers as opposed to a general Xfce issue. I notice that there is an alternative "lock screen before sleep" option under Applications -> Settings -> Session and Startup -> Advanced. Perhaps that works where the xfpm option does not? -- Chazza (talk) 11:05, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
Indeed, it works with gnome-screensaver. It even uses gnome-screensaver when I symlink slock in /usr/local/bin to xflock4 (though the shortcut and menu do respect xflock4). Looking through the source, xfpm is supposed to use xflock4 though [4], so not sure what's happening here. -- Alad (talk) 06:04, 14 July 2015 (UTC)