Superkey - Alt+F1 error


#1

Installed openbox. If I press the Superkey I get this errror about couldn’t start Alt+F1-failed to execute child process “xfce-popup-applicationsmenu” not found. I tried to bind the superkey to “rofi_run -r” and also checked the keybinding for A-F1 in rc.keys (also binded to “rofi_run -r” I don’t understand why openbox does not honor the keybinding. Any help will be appreciated. I don’t like error messages. C-Space works and brings up rofi.


#2

I will be following this discussion, tried some of the same things as @wammes. I also tried reinstalling ksuperkey, but with no luck.


#3

I did some updates and rebooted the computer multiple times. I did not change any config file. The superkey has started working. It must be magic. Pressing the windows key now gives me rofi. I have no idea why it started working but I’m glad it did.


#4

I also reinstalled it but to no avail. As I write in another msg the key has started working like magic. If it does, don’t press escape to exit it but choose a program first! After this it will keep working. It must have something to do with parts of xfce that are installed. (Wild guess)


#5

Wonder if this link can be of any help here: Related somehow Edit: others can chim in on that

Edit: Might also depends on hardware used.


#6

I think it’s this - having parts of Xfce running. I was having the same issues in bspwm. I commented out the xfsettings from bspwmrc and everything worked as expected.

I filed a bug report about it on the AL bitbucket page.


#7

Thx for the solution here @PackRat


#8

Somehow it’s a bug. I agree. Glad you reported it.


#9

When I disable the xfsettingsd in openbox autostart all seems to work normal. However, my us intl with deadkeys keyboard is not remembered. I can solve this issue by editing the keyboard file in /etc/X11/xorg,conf.d but that’s only part of the solution. xfsettingsd is just needed to remember any setting you make. i.e. power management is also handled by xfce. Any ideas from @admin how to solve this issue gracefully? What exactly are the consequences by disabling xfsettingsd?


#10

I haven’t had any other issues since disabling it.

I didn’t get any feedback after filling the bug report on bitbucket.


#11

I edited the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/keyboard file and have my intl-us-keyboard with dead keys working as expected. ë, é, ö So no problems there. No issues so far. We’ll see how it works out. Strange, that you did not get any repsonse btw.


#12

I may have filed it incorrectly. I was in a hurry, had an appointment to keep.


#13

As expected, the powersavings don’t work if I disable xfsettingsd in autostart. All in all, this distro has some ninor issues, but I find them annoying. The openbox setup looks absolutely gorgious and the keybindings are great! I just added one minor thing: switching desktops is much easier if you add keybindings for DesktopRight and DesktopLeft in rc.xml I binded them to C-W-Right and C-W-Left. I find that much easier than pressing the windows key plus 1,2,3,4 The keys are just to far apart.


#15

@PackRat, did you file a report at the AL bitbucket? Can you link me please.


#16

done; actually filed 2 issues.
sxhkd has some duplicate entries.


#17

Thanks @PackRat


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#19

I have the same issue: after hitting ALT+F1 for a couple of times, at some point I get the error-message:

Failed to launch shortcut "<ALT>F1"
Failed to execute child process “xfce4-popup-applicationsmenu” (No such file or directory)

Though I don‘t know if this solves the problem permanently, I wasn’t able to reproduce the error after I changed the value for <Alt>F1 from ‘xfce4-popup-applicationsmenu’ to ‘rofi_run -r’ in the Xfce4-Settings-Editor.


#20

Settings > Keyboard > Application Shortcuts, remove Alt+F1 bindings, done.