global shortcuts and drop-down active

Sven Burmeister sven.burmeister at
Wed Nov 7 14:46:29 GMT 2007

On Mittwoch, 7. November 2007, Andriy Rysin wrote:
> 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?

Something similarly annoying, at least for me, is that by default even 
special-keys like next-song or increase-volume get the screen out of 
powersaving mode. I could not find a way to supress this.


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