[PATCH] Bug 36577: pressing enter when the the backdrop has focus

Bill Haneman bill.haneman at sun.com
Tue May 6 12:35:33 BST 2003

What we do in gnome (i.e. with Metacity) is use Alt-tab to cycle focus
through windows, and Ctrl-Alt-Tab to cycle through panels and the

It would be nice to adhere to this in KDE too; I know there are efforts
afoot in freedesktop.org-land to try and come up with common HIG
guidelines and common keybindings.

- Bill

On Tue, 2003-05-06 at 12:24, Waldo Bastian wrote:
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> On Tuesday 06 May 2003 12:47, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> > > Totally unrelated: Is there a shortcut key to give the desktop focus?
> >
> >  I'm not aware of any (why should there be one?).
> For a11y purposes it should be possible to use all of KDE without touching a 
> mouse. Being able to select icons and activate them with the keyboard is 
> great, but if you still need the mouse to give focus to the desktop first 
> then that defeats the purpose a bit.
> I guess we have a lot of work to do in that area because the context-menu key 
> doesn't work in a lot of places either :-( Maybe we should schedule a 
> a11y-week and then release KDE 3.1.3 as a special a11y release.
> Cheers,
> Waldo
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