[PATCH] Configuring global shortcuts
apaku at gmx.de
Sun Dec 9 23:24:20 GMT 2007
On 09.12.07 19:21:40, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> currently the kcontrol module to configure keyboard shortcuts is in bad
> shape (kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/keys). It would need porting to the
> new global kded module.
> I talked to Andreas Hartmetz a bit on IRC and his opinion is that
> there's no need for it, except for a few special cases like kwin, plasma
> and some others that don't have a mainwindow-application themselves.
> For all other applications that want to provide global actions they can
> provide this via their normal shortcuts configuration.
> I tend to agree and thus wrote a very simple new module that allows to
> configure only global shortcuts. It replaces the current module.
> The code needs a BC change in KShortcutsEditor, which is in the first
> patch. It adds a new method to clear the list of actions the editor
> currently shows.
> The kcm itself, simply asks the kded module for all global shortcuts and
> creates a combobox with all components. Upon changing the component the
> shortcut editor gets the new list of actions for that component. The
> second patch can be applied to kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/keys to build
> the new kcm.
> Now to the problems (apart from the new method in the editor widget):
Just in case somebody wonders why I'm posting this for inclusion in 4.0
at all: One part is is surely to deliver a working way to change
shortcuts for things like window-switching or desktop switching (and all
the others that kwin and others provides. The other reason is Bugreport:
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=153211 and a related thread here
from me. Allowing to change shortcuts with a kcm allows users to
workaround the X11-grabbing-problem, just in case its not fixed in time.
Without the kcm, people have to find the right kconfig file and change
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