Keyboard repeat/Quick browse issues
mallarj at sbcglobal.net
Tue Sep 10 23:09:25 BST 2002
Sean McGlynn wrote:
> Hello Jay,
> On Sunday 08 September 2002 21:20, Jay Mallar wrote:
>>I'm using KDE 2.2.2 (via Debian/Woody). I have two issues that have
>>been bothering me.
>>1) I have keyboard repeat on, and for some reason, it toggles itself off
>>occasionally. I just have to go back in and turn it back on, but gosh,
>>that's annoying. Is this a bug? Been happening with the last two KDE
>>versions I've used, including this one. Is there a keystroke sequence I
>>could be hitting that's doing it?
> Certain applications might be turning it off (or altering it in some way) as
> it might conflict with the way they want you to use the keyboard when running
> them. They should revert it to its previous setting when they've finished
> with it, but some don't I guess. You might want to run through the most
> common apps/games etc. that you run and see if the keyboard repeat has been
> switched off after each one. This is the most logical explanation if it only
> happens occasionally. Let us know if you find an offending app.
The only KDE app I use (other than KDE itself) is Konsole. I run
OpenOffice, Netscape, VMWare consistently and constantly. And it
happens infrequently, once or twice a month if I'm lucky.
>>2) I have a Quick Browser icon on my toolbar that, when clicked, brings
>>up a directory that I can "browse" through. The problem I have is that
>>this listing isn't updating itself. My previous KDE installation didn't
>>have this problem, but when I installed 2.2.2, it stopped working.
>>Nothing I do, short of shutting down KDE, seems to make the listing
>>refresh. I added a new document to the directory hours ago, and "ls"
>>shows it's there, but the quick browser isn't reporting it. How can I
> On my old 2.2, the same problem occurs, although it's more random in that
> sometimes the QB does update. One way to cheat without restarting KDE is to
> right click on the panel and select Preferences. Then just press OK on the
> dialogue. The QB should be updated.
> Someone out there might want to say whether things work okay for them in KDE3
> (or I will when I've got it compiled :-)
This tip didn't work, in fact, it's locking up my kicker when I do it.
I have to stop kicker manually and restart it to get my taskbar to work
Is there a patch available for this maybe???
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