Thank you for compliments and your efforts on our local forum
Nice to meet you in this community!
@nick-denizhenko , @gunnarhj
The patched packages (with patch from AUR) was tested and work great in:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (with HWE) - Unity, MATE, Xfce;
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - KDE, MATE, Xfce.
I completely do not care about GNOME, I even not tested patched packages with it.
GNOME “developers” break normal classic user experience, so I ignore them.
I can’t fix the patch, because I’m not an author of it.
If you guys are so clever, you can ask support here, or on Xorg (and wait another 5-10 years), or on IRC, and write your own pretty good nice patch.
You can also patch GNOME Shell, Mutter, Metacity, Compiz and whole Xorg stack if GNOME fails for you.
I need to do my main work, I do it in MATE DE.
So I made my life easier with packages from my PPA.
Now I can use MATE on 16.04 LTS (with HWE) and 18.04 LTS. Nothing more.
If my packages do not help you - you can always remove the PPA with
sudo ppa-purge ppa:nrbrtx/xorg-hotkeys
and continue to use your desktop as before.