[KDE/Mac] kde-mac Digest, Vol 13, Issue 2

Edmund Highcock email at edmundhighcock.com
Tue Feb 3 11:08:11 CET 2009

Dear Orville,

Thanks for replying. I think I might take it up with the speech  
recognition development people, because it would be an easy fix for  

One further question: I have KDE 4 working beautifully except for  
Konsole, which works except the scrollback -- the up and down arrows  
and the left and right arrows do not work. Is this a problem that  
everyone is experiencing? Or should I just try recompiling?



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> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 09:32:45 -0500
> From: Orville Bennett <illogical1 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [KDE/Mac] Speech recognition in combination with kde
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> On Jan 31, 2009, at 8:59 AM, Edmund Highcock wrote:
>> dear kde Mac developers,
>> Apologies if this list was not meant for requests like this -- please
>> let me know.
>> I'm using speech recognition software, generally to dictate code  
>> using
>> Kate. However, there is a fundamental difference between the way the
>> cursor is controlled in kde than in Mac OS X. which is as follows:
>> If you use shift plus left or right arrow key to select some text in
>> MacOS X, then let go shift and press the --opposite-- arrow key, the
>> cursor will return to the --beginning-- of your selection. If you do
>> the same operation in kde then the cursor will stay in the same  
>> place,
>> i.e. at the --end-- of your selection.
>> This fundamental difference is almost a showstopper for using the
>> speech recognition software, because it means that all the software's
>> correction facilities do not work.
>> Do you know of any way in which I can change that behaviour? Your  
>> help
>> would be really appreciated.
> Dear Edmund,
> This is a basic design difference between the Kate's Text editor on
> whatever is used on OS X. There may be some magic switch to enable the
> behavior you desire but I don't know of it. I would suggest filing a
> bug report on bugs.kde.org with you request above, along with reasons
> you want it implemented, as a wish.
> I would also suggest asking about the feasibility of implementing this
> on the kwrite-devel [at] kde [dot] org, linking to your wish request
> (or just explaining again why you need this feature) and perhaps even
> CC-ing the kde-accessibility [at] kde [dot] org list.
> There is nothing special about kate/kwrite or OS X that prevents it
> from doing this AFAIK so this is a general KDE feature request.
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