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#1 2011-08-01 08:41:52

phunni
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Broken shortcut in Chrome

I use the CTRL-F shortcut in chrome quite frequently to find something on the page.  A little while ago, however, and on just one my computers, this began to open up xterm instead of the find box.

Is anyone aware of a way I can re-instate the original functionality?

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#2 2011-08-01 15:58:55

lagagnon
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Re: Broken shortcut in Chrome

Your window manager must be set to grab those keystrokes. Window manager shortcut keys take precedence over application shortcuts. Whatever WM you use you will need to navigate to its keyboard settings and change things...


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#3 2011-08-01 16:34:54

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Re: Broken shortcut in Chrome

@lagagnon
Is there a way to get all the shortcuts, like (I think) 'bind -P' for the shell?

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#4 2011-08-01 17:45:03

phunni
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Re: Broken shortcut in Chrome

Thanks - I'm using fluxbox, so I'll take a look and try and figure out where I can tweak the settings

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#5 2011-08-01 18:21:54

lagagnon
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Re: Broken shortcut in Chrome

phunni wrote:

Thanks - I'm using fluxbox, so I'll take a look and try and figure out where I can tweak the settings

That would be ~/.fluxbox/keys


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#6 2011-08-01 18:53:45

phunni
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Re: Broken shortcut in Chrome

OK - so I've taken a look at ~/.fluxbox/keys and the only one that started xterm was:

Mod1 F1 :Exec xterm

I've commented this out - but it's obviously not ctrl-f anyway.  It made no difference BTW :-)

There is no reference in the keys file to ctrl-f anywhere...

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#7 2011-08-02 04:06:21

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Re: Broken shortcut in Chrome

Try uninstalling xterm and then see how Chrome reacts to Ctrl-F.

Also try a clean ~/.config/chromium or maybe try an different package for Chrome/Chromium (check AUR).

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#8 2011-08-02 06:21:32

phunni
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Re: Broken shortcut in Chrome

I had already uninstalled xterm. I will try what you suggest about chrome though.

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#9 2012-01-06 15:11:54

phunni
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Re: Broken shortcut in Chrome

I'm now having exactly the same issue on firefox - never managed to fix it in chromium either...

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