[kde-linux] Printing standard keyboard shortcuts

James Loughner jwrl at suddenlink.net
Sun Mar 14 01:53:32 UTC 2010

On 03/13/2010 08:16 PM, Thomas Taylor wrote:
> On Saturday 13 March 2010 04:46:34 pm Duncan wrote:
>> sc posted on Sat, 13 Mar 2010 18:11:42 -0600 as excerpted:
>>> On Saturday 13 March 2010 03:44:24 pm Thomas Taylor wrote:
>>>> Is there some way to print out the listing of "standard
>>>>  keyboard shortcuts" as listed in Desktop Configuration?  I've
>>>>  made a couple of changes but want to make sure that I don't
>>>>  clobber the existing shortcuts which I'm used to. Unfortunately
>>>>  there is no print button in the configuration window.
>>>> Further, is there a simple way to tell if some key combination
>>>>  is used in any kde program within the "global shortcuts" without
>>>>  having to work through the list?
>>> i've been known to take pictures of stuff like that with ksnapshot
>>> (hardwired to my print screen button in my distro) then embed the
>>> _.png in an oowriter document if i want a hardcopy
>> What I'd do in such a case is find the config file and use that as my
>> listing, printing it or backing it up if necessary.  I don't have
>> time to go looking now, but presumably, it's under
>> $KDEHOME/share/apps/<something-recognizable> or
>> $KDEHOME/share/config/<something-recognizable> .
>> ($KDEHOME defaults to ~/.kde, or ~/.kde4 or the like on some
>> distributions.  The apps subdir contains per-app subdirs of its own,
>> while the config subdir contains individual files.)
>> The config files are designed to be human readable, and it's
>> generally pretty clear what's going on, even to the point of being a
>> simple list, once you get the right config file.  strace comes in
>> useful for finding where an app is looking for the config files, tho
>> you need to grep-filter out a *LOT* of extraneous info to find the
>> otherwise needle in a haystack.
> Thanks to both of you for the responses.  SCs idea sounds interesting 
> except I don't have a digital camera (would be useful).
> Think I'll modify the standard keyboard shortcuts in desktop configure 
> and then look at the files under ~/.kde4/../config and sort them by 
> mtime, then hopefully the most recent will have what I want.
> Thanks again.

I think he meant take a screen shot. Just hit print screen button.


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