global shortcuts and drop-down active

Omri Mezrich omezrich at
Wed Nov 7 14:09:55 GMT 2007

I remember looking into this a while ago, it seemed to be related to Qt
doing a keyboard grab for popup-type widgets. Don't remember details,

On 11/7/07, Andriy Rysin <arysin at> wrote:
> Hi,
> global shortcuts in KDE4 (as well as in KDE3) don't work when drop-down
> (menu or combobox) is active.
> E.g. if I start typing something in Dolhpin address bar (or firefox) the
> drop down with choices appear and I try to e.g. switch keyboard layout
> with Ctrl+Alt+K or  enable/disable actions in klipper with Ctrl+Alt+X it
> does not work.
> Is this working "as designed" because of some limitations or it's a bug in
> shortcut handling?
> thanks,
> Andriy
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