Unable to create window management shortcuts on Garuda LXQt Kwin

Hello everyone. I recently installed Garuda LXQt Kwin and found that there are no keyboard shortcuts set for closing, minimizing and maximizing windows or moving windows around workspaces, per the Shortcut Keys app that I can find in the menu. When I create one, I can set the keystroke combination but I cannot select the action (close window, maximize window, etc), because I don't know what the command for that would be, and I couldn't find a list of commands for LXQt/Kwin I can use for the keyboard shortcuts.

Can an experienced user provide me with a list of commands or an insight on where should I look for them? Or maybe the app I am talking about is not the one I should be using? Thank you

By the way, I just found out Alt+F4 (not the shortcut I would like) closes the window but is not listed in the Shortcut Keys app, so I guess there must be another configurator around there but I am unable to find it.

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I think those are in the Openbox keyboard shortcuts.

Edit: sorry, disregard--obviously Openbox is not used in the Kwin version. :man_facepalming:

You may have to set up keyboard shortcuts that are not in the GUI via config file. Look in your ~/.config/ directory and see if you can find anything related to shortcuts (open with micro).

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Inside /home/tomas/.config/lxqt I found the file globalkeyshortcuts.conf, which apparently contains the same shortcuts set via GUI. I set a dummy shortcut before in the GUI app and it is listed here, so probably the app is editing this file, which must be what lxqt is reading.

I found this file searching inside the .config/ folder for key. Maybe there is another file with other settings and a different name that I can use.

I still don't know how the window management commands look like yet anyways

I found the file ~/.config/kglobalshortcuts which seems to contain the Alt+F4 that I wanted to change (among others). The line where it appears looks like this:
Window Close=AltF4,Alt+F4,Close Window

so I change it to:
Window Close=Meta+Q,Meta+Q,Close Window
With no immediate effect, and when I log out and log back in, the shortcut still doesn't work, and the line changed to this hybrid between my modification and the original:
Window Close=Meta+Q,Alt+F4,Close Window
Now Meta+Q does nothing as well as Alt+F4, so I guess those two have to match, but the line automatically changes itself on login

Is there any utility to change those shortcuts and make the change effective?

Can you upload the file in a pastebin or something?

IDK :smiley:
Just remove the first +
Window Close=MetaQ,Meta+Q,Close Window


You may need to enter "Win" instead of "Meta".

Since you are using kWin for WM, you should try Plasma Settings -> Keyboard shortcuts (this acts on this file ~/.config/kglobalshortcuts).

Also look into your open/running tasks to see relevant keyboard/shortcuts daemon active. If more than one, they might conflict.
And X11 (xorg server) is usually forcing its own shortcuts over user session.


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