Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1259805
keyboard shortcut Switch to Next Screen stopped working in RHEL 7.2
Last modified: 2015-09-09 10:06:37 EDT
Description of problem:
I have a keyboard shortcut configured for "Switch to Next Screen" in KDE; this toggles focus between my two monitors. This was working fine in RHEL 7.1, but it broke when I updated to RHEL 7.2 Beta.
(I also have Switch to Window Above/Below/Left/Right shortcuts and these five shortcuts make kwin feel like a tiling window manager, e.g., i3 or xmonad.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to KDE System Settings -> Shortcuts and Gestures -> Global Keyboard
Shortcuts -> KWin
2. set a shortcut for Switch to Next Screen
4. use the new shortcut
focus toggles to other screen
shortcuts for Switch to Screen 0, Screen 1, etc. also fail
Works for me on a freshly installed RHEL 7.2 beta. I tried to configure all shortcuts you mentioned and it worked pretty well.
I created a test user account with a clean home directory and tried again and I still see the same problem. Maybe it's an issue with my system since I started with RHEL 7.0 Alpha yum updated all the way through to 7.2 Beta... I'll see if I can do a fresh installation on a system with two monitors.
I haven't tried to use multiple monitors, I was trying just to switch between virtual desktops and switching to window below / above. I'll try to test switching between screens tomorrow.
Ahh, yes, the other keys all work fine. It's only switching focus from one screen (monitor) to another that broke.
It might be possible to test this with a virtual machine:
I managed to make it work, you just need to go to System settings → Window behavior → Window Behavior (on the left side) → Check "Separate screen focus". Could you please confirm that this works also for you?
That worked! Thank you!
I didn't need to do this in RHEL 7.1, so I wonder what changed? I'm sorry for not figuring this out myself.
We did rebase of kde-workspace so this is probably a new kwin feature.