Keyboard Shortcuts, Unity RIP

Asked by greg heil on 2012-05-15

i am trying to get back Keyboard Shortcuts. i used to have some in the Unity WM but now that is gone (see

). i can now login to other window managers (eg all the Cairo dock ones are available and sorta serve my older goal of increasing the number of desktops) but the Ubuntu login still gets a MUTE view and the Cairo ones and unity-2d fail at the far more important goal of having keyboard shortcut access to most functions...

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greg heil (emanuensis) said : #1

Anyway to get back Unity? Eg is there someway of doing a reinstall to the raw PreciseP state? Or would another WM do better like KDE, LXFE ...

greg heil (emanuensis) said : #2

Some shortcuts ARE accessible by hitting their keys twice. Many common actions like switching applications are not in known shortcuts. i can find no way to change those that even that exist however.

greg heil (emanuensis) said : #3

Is there anyway short of reloading Precise from scratch to get back at least the shortcuts and their tailoring and maybe Unity? If that were the only resort i still would not know what to avoid and it may happen again. PP seems fairly fragile.

greg heil (emanuensis) said : #4

i sorta solved it myself by installing and using XFCE4. It does have some keyboards shortcuts, hopefully they can be extended. The big win is it seems to have a much better Desktop model than Unity!

i tried doing a forced reinstall of every Unity component i could see, and it is STILL mute. Unity seems to fragile for Ubuntu to put its eggs in that basket, now. i do have an Intel made reference Duo MB which should have everything Unity needs, indeed Unity once worked.

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