XFCE4 has some customizable keyboard shortcuts configurable under Settings > Keyboard and Settings > Window Manager. But there are other keyboard shortcuts that I cannot find in these menus. For example, Shift+F10 simulates a right-click. I would like to change this to work with the built-in "context menu key" on my windows keyboard. How can I change this setting?

  • The context menu in Xfce works in both ways, the Shift+F10 and built-in key on keyboard. At least works for me in Xfce 4.10 (Xubuntu 14.04). So far I haven't seen any issue the existing key combination interferes with the built-in key on keyboard. Is there any?
    – user125388
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 11:12
  • This post had asked on "how to remap keyboard shortcut for context menu", which has an answer with workaround (but not solution).
    – user125388
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 15:29

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From this post:

Using Settings > Settings Editor, select xsettings on the left and unset or replace the value for Gtk > MenuBarAccel on the right, which should be set to F10.

I believe, the button you are describing is usually called Menu. Try xev in an xterminal to see what the xserver receives when you push your button.

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