What is hijacking Konsole?

Schmitt cv.schmitt at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 31 04:45:06 GMT 2011

Am 2011-10-31 05:17, schrieb Duncan:
> Dotan Cohen posted on Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:33:13 +0200 as excerpted:
>> On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 22:58, Zorael<zorael at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> Are you running xbindkeys? At least on *buntus, it's set up by default
>>> to launch xterm on Ctrl+F.
>>> Quoth .xbindkeysrc;
>>>> # set directly keycode (here control + f with my keyboard)
>>>> "xterm"
>>>>    c:41 + m:0x4
>> Wow, you're right! Who is the genius who thought to hijack Ctrl-F,
>> which is "Find" in almost every application!?!
> So I was correct with the global-grab and non-kde theories! =:^)
> But I was somewhat thrown off by the assumption that someone would have
> tested that keystroke in other apps, before posting a question about it
> that blamed the problem on konsole.  Still, while specific window global-
> level-grabs (perhaps specific-window X-level is a better description
> here, since the grabs aren't really global, tho the would be if not
> limited to a specific window) are indeed possible, since they're less
> common, I was forced to assume that either that testing had NOT taken
> place, or a rather less common grab mode was being used, and my proposed
> tests reflected the fact that I wasn't sure of that assumption.  So it
> threw me off only slightly, and the test results would have confirmed the
> fallacy of that assumption, bringing us right back on course toward a
> trace-down.
> As for "hijacking" Ctrl-f, while modern x86 keyboards generally have a
> meta/super/hyper/windows/linux key that due to its relatively recent
> invention, doesn't show up on so many app-level key-bindings, so it's a
> relatively safe key to use for global bindings, apps that don't assume it
> exists (or is configured correctly), as xbindkeys apparently doesn't,
> don't have the luxury of using that key for global bindings and thus
> avoiding the standard, often already bound, control/alt/shift modifier
> combos.
> As a result there's bound to be conflicts when such bindings are global-
> grabbed, and the author was forced to either ship with few if any global-
> grabs active by default, or to assume that a user advanced enough to go
> looking for and installing a global-grab hotkey app, would also be
> advanced enough to look over the default grabs and deactivate or modify
> the ones that didn't suit his purposes.
> It seems both his assumption, that anyone advanced enough to go looking
> for and install such an app would immediately check the config and modify
> it to their own purposes, and mine, that anyone trying to trace strange
> key behavior would test it in more than one app before posting, blaming
> it on a single app, were both incorrect.
> Oh, well...
> At least the problem was traced and corrected, tho.  That's the important
> bit! =:^)

Hello ?! This quotation of Stallman below of my message was attached 
with your e-mail.
It reminds me of a sado-maso game ...
The user is sado and the machine is the master ...
cv.schmitt at gmail.com

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and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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