Lost keyboard shortcut to KDE button
Martin van Es
mrvanes at gmail.com
Tue May 3 07:04:16 BST 2022
For what it's worth: I'm using the plasma Application Launcher and set the
activation shortcut to meta+esc, which automagically launches the launcher
On Mon, May 2, 2022 at 11:01 PM Soulfire J Backblaze <
soulfire-the-wolf at protonmail.com> wrote:
> The KDE team should really improve this. It is really obnoxious how you
> can’t set the Meta key alone. Making tinkering with your interface much
> more difficult
> > On May 2, 2022, at 05:41, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan at cox.net> wrote:
> > Peter Humphrey posted on Wed, 20 Apr 2022 14:11:21 +0000 as excerpted:
> >> Hello list,
> >> While playing with task bars etc. I've managed to lose the Left Windows
> >> key shortcut to open the task manager.
> >> How can I get it back?
> > I think this is what you're after.
> > Tho FWIW, there's some entirely understandable naming confusion going on.
> > No big deal here as (I think) I figured out what you were referring to,
> > but if you have reason to mention the same things in other posts knowing
> > what they're called can avoid some reader confusion trying to figure out
> > what you're referring to, and similarly, should help if you end up
> > to try some of the other tips on the page linked above, as well.
> > The individual widgets are sometimes called plasmoids because they run in
> > the plasma shell, altho widgets is the more generic term, and what the
> > labels in plasma call them in for instance the "Add Widgets" entry.
> > are contained in, in this case, the panel, tho the desktop itself can
> > contain widgets/plasmoids as well.
> > "Task manager" generally refers to the specific "task manager" plasmoid,
> > that is, the widget that displays the running application windows, not
> > whole "panel" container.
> > Meanwhile, the K-menu aka Start-menu aka application launcher plasmoid is
> > what normally has the Windows aka super aka hyper key assignment, altho
> > activating it should popup the entire panel it's on, if it was hidden
> > (autohide mode or windows can cover), and that panel normally contains a
> > task manager plasmoid, a digital clock plasmoid, and others.
> > And FWIW, there's several alternatives for most of these, an icons-only
> > task manager, for instance, some clock alternatives (analog, fuzzy...),
> > several different app-launcher styles, ..., all available either as part
> > of KDE Plasma itself (there's a package called kdeplasma-addons with
> > more), or for download using the Get New Widgets functionality under Add
> > Widgets. Available alternatives for individual widgets are available in
> > the the context (aka right-click) menu under Show Alternatives. Here,
> > under alternatives for the Application Launcher, for instance, I have it
> > listed, as well as Application Dashboard and Application Menu, with all
> > three being (I believe) built-in options. There's probably others
> > available for download but I've never found the need to look, tho I've
> > downloaded widgets/plasmoids for other things.
> > --
> > Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
> > "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
> > and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman
If 'but' was any useful, it would be a logic operator
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