[kde-linux] Lost Alt+F2 binding to run application

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Sat Mar 10 13:55:18 UTC 2007

On Saturday 10 March 2007 14:47 +0100, John Meyer wrote:
> Boyan Tabakov wrote:
> > On 10.3.2007 15:31:16 John Meyer wrote:
> >> I don't know how I did it, I just jumped into GNOME for a few minutes,
> >> installed GF effects (by the way, they freaking rock!), and now Alt+F2
> >> doesn't work the way it used to.  How do I rebind that to the "run
> >> application" box?
> >
> > That is because when using Xgl, the default window manager for KDE - kwin
> > - is replaced with compiz or beryl. The Alt+F2 shortcut may not be
> > functional there. If you are using compiz-manager (comes with the latest
> > compiz version from the SuSE repository - I am not sure if it is
> > available for other distros), you can set shortcuts there. I am using
> > another shortcut for Run - the Win+R and it is still working with Xgl,
> > maybe because it is not used by compiz/beryl.
> And here's the weirdie, maybe you can figure this one out:  Alt+F2
> doesn't work in KDE, but it works fine in GNOME.

Try this on the commandline, e.g. in a Konsole window

$ dcop kdesktop KDesktopIface popupExecuteCommand

and see if there are any errors

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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