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[OPEN] ArcoLinux (xfce + openbox + i3wm): lightdm + TAB - Reason: touchpad broken

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[OPEN] ArcoLinux (xfce + openbox + i3wm): lightdm + TAB - Reason: touchpad broken

Post by alfacs » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:17 am

Good day!

On my laptop, the Touchpad does not work (physically broken). Therefore, when starting Arch Linux (xfce + openbox + icewm) to enter another graphical environment (for example, i3wm), I have to select this i3wm with the USB mouse, and then enter the password.
I don't see any problems. But in the absence of a USB-mouse, I can not change the graphical environment at the entrance: the "TAB" key does not change. By pressing "TAB" I can only change the user name: to everything else, including the button "restart", the key "TAB" can not get )))

In Manjaro in its lightdm it is possible to change the selection of the graphical environment by pressing "TAB".

Is it possible to implement this in lightdm in Archlinux (xfce + openbox + i3wm) ???

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Re: [OPEN] ArcoLinux (xfce + openbox + i3wm): lightdm + TAB - Reason: touchpad broken

Post by erikdubois » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:22 am

I have no clue where to change that...and ofcourse I have never used TAB.

Promise to keep it in mind when digging in the code.
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Re: [OPEN] ArcoLinux (xfce + openbox + i3wm): lightdm + TAB - Reason: touchpad broken

Post by erikdubois » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:55 am

Follow up : any progress here ?
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Re: [OPEN] ArcoLinux (xfce + openbox + i3wm): lightdm + TAB - Reason: touchpad broken

Post by dastagg » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:48 am

According to this:
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/04/lig ... eter-1-8-4
They added these:

A set of new keyboard shortcuts are on hand for those with an aversion to mice:

Alt+F4 — Opens Shut Down prompt
F9 — Opens Session Menu
F10 — Accesses Language Menu
F11 — Opens Accessibility Menu
F12 — Opens Power Menu

[Edit} I tried this, but the only key that worked was F10, but that did open up the Power Menu.
I was then able to use the arrow keys to get to the Session Menu (and the others) and then use the arrow keys and spacebar to select a different session.


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