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faq [2012/12/28 13:22]
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 ===== Editable Menu Accelerators ===== ===== Editable Menu Accelerators =====
  
-A number of Xfce applications support the standard ​GTK+ way of changing shortcuts: simply hover over the menu option with the mouse pointer and press the keyboard shortcut you want to rebind it to.+A number of Xfce applications ​(Thunar, for example) ​support the standard ​GTK2 way of changing shortcuts: simply hover over the menu option with the mouse pointer and press the keyboard shortcut you want to rebind it to.
  
 To delete a keyboard assignment, press the {key>​Backspace} key while you are on the menu entry. To delete a keyboard assignment, press the {key>​Backspace} key while you are on the menu entry.
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 If the shortcut doesn'​t change, then you need to enable the feature in GTK+. This can be achieved in 3 ways: If the shortcut doesn'​t change, then you need to enable the feature in GTK+. This can be achieved in 3 ways:
  
-  * You can enable {gui>​Editable menu accelerators} in the **[[:​xfce:​xfce4-settings:​appearance|User Interface Preferences]]** dialog.+  * If you are running the Xfce desktop environment, ​enable {gui>​Editable menu accelerators} in the **[[:​xfce:​xfce4-settings:​appearance#​menu_and_buttons|User Interface Preferences]]** dialog.
   * If you are running GNOME then you can enable {gui>​Editable menu accelerators} in the {gui>​Menu and Toolbars} control center dialog.   * If you are running GNOME then you can enable {gui>​Editable menu accelerators} in the {gui>​Menu and Toolbars} control center dialog.
   * Otherwise put the following in your ~/​.gtkrc-2.0 file (create the file if it doesn'​t exist):\\ ''​gtk-can-change-accels=1''​   * Otherwise put the following in your ~/​.gtkrc-2.0 file (create the file if it doesn'​t exist):\\ ''​gtk-can-change-accels=1''​
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 +<note warning>​When ''​xfsettingsd''​ is running you must change the setting with the Xfce GUI, not through the ''​.gtkrc-2.0''​ file.</​note>​
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 +<note important>​This functionality has been disabled since GTK3 which means that Xfce apps that have migrated to GTK3 (such as xfce4-terminal) do not support it.\\
 +Refer to specific app's documentation to learn how to configure its shortcuts.</​note>​