[Mostly Solved] Keyboard Shortcuts with Nav. Bar disabled

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[Mostly Solved] Keyboard Shortcuts with Nav. Bar disabled

Post#1 by JeremyAtDT » 05 Jun 2014, 23:11

On 3.0 if you disabled the Navigation Bar, all the keyboard shortcuts seemed to be disabled as well.

On 3.1 it seems all the keyboard shortcuts work when the Navigation Bar is disabled.
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Re: Keyboard Shortcuts with Navigation Bar disabled

Post#2 by fanthom » 06 Jun 2014, 05:54

hi Jeremy,

just checked and seems to be ok. here is he list of shortcuts being disabled when navigation bar is removed:

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F6 A-F6 C-F6 S-F6 A-d C-j C-k C-l C-t
maybe i missed something? please tell me which key combinations still work for you.

thanks
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Re: Keyboard Shortcuts with Navigation Bar disabled

Post#3 by JeremyAtDT » 06 Jun 2014, 15:30

Maybe I used the wrong term?

The navigation buttons <alt> Left, <alt> Right, Backspace, ... don't seem to work on 3.0 if the navigation bar is disabled (which is perfect!).

In 3.1 they do work.

If this is intended, can you recommend a way to disable them?

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Re: Keyboard Shortcuts with Navigation Bar disabled

Post#4 by fanthom » 06 Jun 2014, 16:19

The navigation buttons <alt> Left, <alt> Right, Backspace, ... don't seem to work on 3.0 if the navigation bar is disabled (which is perfect!).
In 3.1 they do work.

these were never disabled. just checked and they seems to work in both (3.0 and 3.1) versions - please double check.
nobody complaint so far about this behavior so i'll leave it as is. in some cases back/forth navigation may be demanded.

can you recommend a way to disable them?
please remaster your kiosk ISO as per this doc:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/kiosk-customization.html

you have to edit 003-settings.xzm/etc/xdg/openbox/rc.xml and add your key shortcuts to at the beginning of this line:

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<keybind key="C-h Menu F7 A-F4 C-F4 C-w C-S-w A-f A-e A-v A-s A-b A-t A-h C-n C-S-p C-o C-s C-q C-b C-h F11 C-H-h C-S-Delete C-S-o C-d C-S-y C-S-a C-S-k C-S-i C-S-s S-F7 S-F5 C-S-q S-F2 C-S-j C-S-m S-F4 C-u C-i">
so it will look like:

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<keybind key="you_key1 your_key2 your_key3 C-h Menu F7 A-F4 C-F4 C-w C-S-w A-f A-e A-v A-s A-b A-t A-h C-n C-S-p C-o C-s C-q C-b C-h F11 C-H-h C-S-Delete C-S-o C-d C-S-y C-S-a C-S-k C-S-i C-S-s S-F7 S-F5 C-S-q S-F2 C-S-j C-S-m S-F4 C-u C-i">
under this link you can find how to recognize key symbols supported by openbox:
http://openbox.org/wiki/Help:Bindings#Keys

good luck!
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Re: Keyboard Shortcuts with Navigation Bar disabled

Post#5 by JeremyAtDT » 06 Jun 2014, 23:55

First off, Thank you.
these were never disabled. just checked and they seems to work in both (3.0 and 3.1) versions - please double check.
Odd. I am pretty sure, but I guess it isn't much of a bug then. =)
you have to edit 003-settings.xzm/etc/xdg/openbox/rc.xml and add your key shortcuts to at the beginning of this line
This worked exactly as indicated. Found the line under

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<!-- Disable following keybindings for firefox -->
and added the keys "A-Left A-Right A-Home BackSpace" and they stopped working.

They only issue I have now is that BackSpace is now disabled in text entry. Maybe I can find something in the openbox documentation.

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