I use your FBL 1.7 theme pretty much exclusivly.
It took me a while to realize what was going on when I was never able to type a capitol X without using CAPS lock. At first I thought it was my keyboard, then when I replaced it and still had the same issue I reset the shell back to Explorer (ick!) and the problem went away. Once I realized something in Litestep was doing this, I started poking around and found this entry in themevars.rc:
*HotKey $modtxt$ $key$ !xpropfreeze
Is this what is causing SHIFT+X to not input any text? I tried removing this entry and I can now make a capitol X with the SHIFT key, but I get errors when I start Litestep or recycle FBL, to the effect of:
variable "modtxt" not defined
variable "key" not defined.
try changing the line:
then use ALT + X
redwdc's way will work, but then the modkey # will become out of sync. You don't need to edit the themevars.rc directly - all the options are available through the theme itself. But, it was kind of dumb of me to leave that hotkey as shift+x. >.<
The shift+x hotkey is to freeze xprop when making a color style, so you can "sample" colors (by right clicking the buttons in the style controls). To change the hotkey within the theme, hold shift and left click the desktop - select Style Options, then Style Controls. You'll see the "Current Hotkey" listed under the xprop viewer. To change it, click on "Set Hotkey." Click any modifier button (ctrl/alt/shift/none) and in the "Key:" box, put in what key you want to use. Then, click the check mark to the lower right of the hotkey options to confirm the new settings.
Thanks, I got it working. Boy that was a wierd one, for a while there I wondered if I had a goofy virus, or if a coworker was playing games with my system :D
Btw, glad you like the theme. I have a newer version with all the scripts converted to lslua, and there's a nice speed increase when recycling, particularly while the weather is on. I also have the shortcuts removed from the popup and back where they were in the previous version. Plus, they're dynamic now, where you can add/remove shortcut buttons and they're written/removed from the file on the fly. I just need to clean up the popups before it's ready for a release, and tweak some other stuff. It'll be a bit, but it's coming, eventually.
Sounds good xcal, can't wait to see it.
Thanks for all the great work.