Window manager grabbing copy/paste keys from gnumeric?

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Mon Aug 25 19:05:33 BST 2003

On Monday 25 August 2003 18:18, Gregory Margo wrote:
> I'm running KDE 3.1 as my desktop and using gnumeric for a spreadsheet.
> I copy/paste within gnumeric, using the standard shortcut keys of ^C
> and ^V.
> KDE window manager sees the ^V go by and trys to download whatever URL
> I last copied within Konqueror, placing the result on the desktop.  My
> next ^V causes a "do you want to overwrite" dialog.  The ^V also gets
> to gnumeric.
> Why does KDE see this keystroke, and how do I prevent it from doing
> this undesirable activity?

That's a very unusual behaviour. KDE apps use CTRL+C/V for copy&paste as 

There might be a program running which is misconfigured.


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
Developer at the Kmud Project
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