Keyboard shortcuts in KDE4
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Wed Mar 17 08:41:01 GMT 2010
Thank's. This solves it. So it was a bug (sometimes hard to separate a bug
from a KDE3 to 4 change). I checked the bugs where there was already a bug on
Classic menu not showing with alt-F1 when auto-hide is set. Turns out that not
using auto-hide the arrow-navigation in classic menu works as well.
Still on KDE 4.3.4 in Debian sid
(Dont use the kickoff menu since I lack the overview. )
On Wednesday 17 March 2010, Duncan wrote:
> Sven posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2010 19:40:40 +0100 as excerpted:
> > In my KDE 3.5 I access the KDE menu by pressing <alt> F1 then I can
> > navigate the menu selecting programs using the arrow keys.
> > Is this possible in KDE4 ? I manage to open the K menu when pressing
> > <ctrl> <esc> (I think) for several seconds but then need to grab the
> > mouse for navigating.
> It is indeed possible.
> The thing is, in kde4, there's at least three possible kmenu alternatives,
> kickoff, lancelot, and classic, which work slightly differently.
> Meanwhile, they and other widgets found on the panels and desktop
> activities are called plasmoids, in keeping with the name of the desktop
> app, plasma.
> Any plasmoid can have a hotkey associated with it. Context-click on it
> (normally right click) and select settings for that plasmoid. One of the
> sections (some have only one, some have more) should be keyboard
> shortcut. Set that, and you should be able to access the plasmoid
> globally using that shortcut.
> The below status is with 4.4.1 as installed here:
> The default menu plasmoid is kickoff. Using my assigned shortcut key
> indeed pops it up, with the cursor focus in the search box. I am indeed
> able to use the arrows and enter key for navigation.
> I don't have lancelot installed ATM so can't try it.
> The classic menu seems to have a bug. If I activate it with the mouse,
> arrow navigation works. If I activate it with the hotkey, focus returns
> to the app I was in, and the arrow keys do nothing. Unfortunately, that
> means keyboard-only activation and navigation is impossible -- it can be
> /activated/ with the keyboard, but then at least one mouse click is
> required to refocus the menu, or activated by mouse and then /navigated/
> with the keyboard, but it doesn't appear possible to both activate and
> navigate it with the keyboard, without at least one mouse click to focus
> on the menu.
> I'm unaware if this bug has been filed. Perhaps someone else will look it
> up and see. Meanwhile, kickoff is the default menu. Perhaps you can use
> it instead? At least here, activation and navigation /do/ both work with
> it. And I assume they work with lancelot as well, tho I've not verified
> it as I decided not to install it at the last upgrade.
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