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Re: Debian testing: alt-tab doesn't switch windows on LXDE

>>>>> Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>:
> Steinar Bang <sb@dod.no> (10/12/2011):

>> I installed the lxde desktop, and it works fine, except that Alt-Tab
>> doesn't work for switching windows, and Alt-F2 doesn't pop up a "run
>> command" dialog box.

> Alt vs. Meta?

Good call!  I started looking for old configuration files, and it turns
out I had a really ancient ~/.Xmodmap file, containing the two lines:
 keycode 64 = Meta_L
 keycode 0x6D =  Multi_key

When I removed the ~/.Xmodmap file, and logged out and back in, the
Alt-Tab and Alt-F2 shortcuts started working.

I verified that Alt worked as Meta on Emacs, and that composing
multi-charpress characters (eg. ä) worked.

The home directory version control of this file doesn't go further back
than 2004, helpfully saying "Initial checkin".  But I suspect it go all
the way back to my Solaris days of the late 90-ies.


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