[kde-linux] Printing shortcut problem

Thomas Taylor linxt at comcast.net
Fri Jun 14 22:27:25 UTC 2013

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On Fri, 14 Jun 2013 04:11:27 +0000 (UTC)
Duncan <1i5t5.duncan at cox.net> wrote:

> Thomas Taylor posted on Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:25:57 -0700 as excerpted:
> > Somehow I managed to modify the keyboard shortcut for "print" in
> > Krusader.
> > Ctrl-P now goes to split and I haven't been able to find where to change
> > that. When I go to "File > Split" it shows Ctrl-p and if I try to modify
> > that by typing another control key combo nothing happens.
> You're typing the other combo directly in the menu?  That's the gtk/gnome 
> method, not kde, and won't work for kde.  (FWIW that has issues anyway, 
> since for instance it's impossible to set the obvious Alt-letter hotkey 
> for entries if the same sequence is already set as the menu accel, since 
> you're in the menu when setting it and thus it'll activate the menu accel 
> instead of setting the hotkey.)
> > The Ctrl-P
> > works properly in other programs.  When I look in "Desktop Config >
> > Shortcuts & Gestures the only notation for Ctrl-P is "print file".
> Given that it works for other programs, that would be expected, since the 
> common kde setting is what's available to set in the general kde settings 
> under shortcuts and gestures.
> > I frequently print files from Krusader and always use the Ctrl-P combo.
> > How do I change it back?
> > 
> > KDE 4.10.2 openSuSE 12.3-M1 Krusader 2.4.0-ß3
> To set it for an individual kde application (which override the common 
> case if they're set specifically, as appears to be your problem), you 
> must use the individual application's shortcut settings.  I don't have 
> krusader installed (I tried it but couldn't find a niche for it in my 
> workflow) so can't confirm that it follows the general kde rule here, but 
> in most cases, a kde application's specific keyboard shortcut settings 
> are found in its settings menu, configure shortcuts.
> So look in krusader for a settings menu, configure shortcuts.  You 
> /should/ be able to set/clear it there.
> The other alternative is to delete the setting from the config file 
> itself.  With krusader NOT running, try editing its config file, which if 
> it follows the standard kde config file location rules should be
> $KDEHOME/share/config/krusaderrc or something very close.  (If KDEHOME 
> isn't set, the default as shipped by kde is ~/.kde , but many distros 
> including openSuSE I believe, append the kde major version as well, since 
> they ship or for a period shipped both kde3 and kde4 and kept the configs 
> separate, thus ~/.kde4 , which would make the path ~/.kde4/share/config/
> krusaderrc .)

Hi Duncan,
After searching all configuration options in Krusader and viewing both of the
configuration files under /.kde4/share/ I have not been able to find where this
value is stored.

I then deleted Krusader and re-installed it making NO changes to any settings.
Ctrl-P is still opening a "split" dialog.  It would seem to be hard coded into

Also, I gave the wrong version of openSUSE.  It should be 13.1-M1.  Getting old
I guess.

When I login to OS 12.3, that version of Krusader has Ctrl-P opening a print
dialog as expected.  Should this be taken to a developers lsit?

Thanks, Tom

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