[konsole] [Bug 406969] New: The most useful tab navigation keyboard shortcuts do not work

Oded Arbel bugzilla_noreply at kde.org
Sat Apr 27 13:50:12 BST 2019


            Bug ID: 406969
           Summary: The most useful tab navigation keyboard shortcuts do
                    not work
           Product: konsole
           Version: 19.04.0
          Platform: Other
                OS: Linux
            Status: REPORTED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
          Assignee: konsole-devel at kde.org
          Reporter: oded at geek.co.il
  Target Milestone: ---


As described in bug #406409 (comment 2), the "Move tab to the left/right"
shortcuts have not been working in the 19.04 pre-release since the beginning of

In the latest builds from KCI (4:19.04.0+p19.04+git20190425.1733-0), "next
tab", "previous tab" and "switch to last tab" have joined the fallen - now the
only way to switch tabs with the keyboard is the "last used tab" and its
reverse, the "switch to tab #" shortcuts, and "toggle between two tabs".

1. Start Konsole with a default configuration
2. Create some tabs
3. Try to use the default keyboard shortcut to switch to the left or right tab
or move tab right or left.


Nothing happens


The advertised effect should happen.

Linux/KDE Plasma: 
(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Version: 5.15.80
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.58.0
Qt Version: 5.12.2


Neither of the last remaining vestiges of keyboard navigation are pretty

- "last used" order is pretty unpredictable if you have more than 3 tasks so it
is basically - let us search through all open tabs, in more or less random
order, until we find what we need - similar to how single desktop app switching
works in windows: useless waste of time when you have more than 3 windows.

- "switch to #" requires you to sacrifice (and remember) a whole lot of key
combinations and then to count the tabs in the tab-bar or just mush the keys
until you get where you want - slightly better than the above as it is now "let
us search through all open tabs, in order, and allow you to guess and skip
ahead". Also, no shortcut is set by default.

- "toggle between two tabs", well - the problem of using this as a general
navigation is spelled in its name, right? Also, it isn't set by default.

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