I use PhpStorm. I use x2go and xpra for connect to remote machine with launched phpstorm.

If on terminal-system installed any desktop environment, exclude xfce4 - PhpStorm hotkeys work perfectly.

If installed xfce4 on terminal-system - some hotkeys in PhpStorm not work (Shift+F6, Ctrl+Alt+, Ctrl+Alt+)

On xfce4 window-manager and keyboard-manager turn off all keyboard shortcuts similar to PhpStorm hotkeys.

PhpStorm launched on xpra display on remote computer. Xpra session attached to x2go-session. My terminal computer connected to remote computer over x2goclient


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They're probably used by the window manager. Check Settings > Window Manager > Keyboard.

  • Yes. Problem solved. After change keys in windows manager and Keyboard manager, need relogin for correct work hot keys in my applications. Jan 26, 2015 at 12:13
  • Ohh. No. Problem is still. After enter to xfce settings (I dont run window manager settings, i set some changes in session manager) - hot keys stopped worked in my applications. What is devil? Jan 26, 2015 at 12:55
  • I was getting weird behaviour when using Ctrl-Alt-< in Emacs, removing all the shortcuts fixed that, thanks!
    – dolzenko
    Aug 14, 2015 at 13:52
  • Helped me with Ubuntu. Windows-moving ALT+F8 and ALT+F7 were getting in the way
    – userfuser
    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:16

in Settings > Settings Manager > Settings Editor > xfce4-keyboad-shortcut , find left_workspace_key and right_workspace_key, remove it (select it and click on reset).

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