Global Shortcuts

Michael Jansen kde at
Mon Mar 17 17:44:51 GMT 2008

Am Montag 17 März 2008 10:09:43 schrieb Andreas Pakulat:
> On 17.03.08 03:50:00, Michael Jansen wrote:
> > The things that annoy me currently
> >
> > 1. I don't care for applications registering global shortcuts without
> > telling me and without giving me the oppurtunity to disable them. I start
> > a application i don't know, accidently press some button combination and
> > something happens. Don't like it.
> >    No global shortcuts without my consent. Basta. A application is
> > allowed to advertise actions it thinks are appropriate for global
> > shortcuts, and give default values, but after starting the application
> > the first time they arent active. It's opt-in.
> Great idea for apps like kwin or plamsa, no way of switching the
> applications via alt+tab or something like that in a default
> installation will make sure we'll soon develop KDE for ourselves again
> ;)

Those are no applications. Those are ... i don't know the right name ... the 
desktop? I don't expexct those shortcuts to be off by default.

By yapplications i mean amarok, yakuake ( which does it right imho today ) and 
so on. When i started amarok the first time noone informed me of the now 
accessible global shortcuts, noone asked me to active them. 

How am i supposed to know they are there? Look them up? Find out when 
accidently triggering one of them? 

Just activating them without telling me is not the right thing to do.

Michael Jansen
Available for contract work ( Development / Configuration Management )

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