xfce4-terminal: How-to disable F1 as shortcut for the terminals help

If you want to just disable that one shortcut, then simply execute these 2 lines:

mkdir -p ~/.config/xfce4/terminal

echo ‘(gtk_accel_path “<Actions>/terminal-window/contents” “”)’ >> ~/.config/xfce4/terminal/accels.scm

Close all instances of xfce4-terminal to apply the change.

Full story:

xfce4-terminal opens its help when pressing F1. The process to change that is *censored* – see here:

http://docs.xfce.org/faq

http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-settings/appearance#menu_and_buttons

What this means is:

Open Settings/Appearance, then goto tab “Settings” and check “Enable editable accelerators”.

Then in xfce4-terminal, click “Help” and hover over “Contents F1”. Press backspace or delete.

For safety, disable the “Editable accelerators” again.

Yuck!

This creates the file ~/.config/xfce4/terminal/accels.scm, which seems to contain all keyboard shortcuts.

But having just the shortcuts that you want to change in there seems to work as well.

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One comment

  1. Thanks! It works! But try to copy and execute bash commands from this article – they are broken by wordpress quotes substitution

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