[kde-linux] Printing shortcut problem

James Loughner jwrl at suddenlink.net
Fri Jun 14 23:05:01 UTC 2013

On 06/14/2013 06:27 PM, Thomas Taylor wrote:
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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
> Krusader.
> 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

Yes that version is Alpha and all problems should be reported


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