Accelerator Keys

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Thu Apr 26 17:00:45 BST 2007

On Donnerstag, 26. April 2007 +0100, Robert Morrison wrote:
> On Kubuntu 6.10 with KDE 3.5.5.
> I'm puzzled by the behavior of accelerator keys, which
> sometimes work and sometimes don't. For example, Firefox
> has a "_T_ools" menu which I can get to with alt-t. Kate
> also has a "_T_ools" menu, but alt-t in Kate doesn't work
> as an accelerator; it just puts a "t" into the current
> document.
> It seemed odd that accelerator keys would work in a
> non-KDE-native app and not in a native one. Something
> overriding/capturing/hiding the keystroke? I looked in
> the "Keyboard Shortcuts" section of System Settings.
> Couldn't find any assignment for alt-t.

Maybe an application specific override, i.e. through Kate's "configure 
shortcuts", or, in case you are using some, a Kate plugin.

The shortcuts work here (Debian SID/KDE 3.5.6, just recently upgraded, worked 
wth 3.5.5 as well)


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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