Frequently Asked Questions
Editable Menu Accelerators
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 Backspace key while you are on the menu entry.
If the shortcut doesn't change, then you need to enable the feature in GTK+. This can be achieved in 3 ways:
- If you are running the Xfce desktop environment, enable Editable menu accelerators in the User Interface Preferences dialog.
- If you are running GNOME then you can enable Editable menu accelerators in the Menu and Toolbars control center dialog.
- Otherwise put the following in your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file (create the file if it doesn't exist):
xfsettingsdis running you must change the setting with the Xfce GUI, not through the
Refer to specific app's documentation to learn how to configure its shortcuts.