Bug 516445 - Show Dashboard Shortcut (ctrl-f12) doesn't work after upgrade to kde 4.3.0
Summary: Show Dashboard Shortcut (ctrl-f12) doesn't work after upgrade to kde 4.3.0
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase-workspace
Version: 11
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-09 19:13 UTC by Fabio Canepa
Modified: 2009-09-13 01:01 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-09-13 01:01:28 UTC
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Description Fabio Canepa 2009-08-09 19:13:17 UTC
Description of problem:
I've update my fedora to kde-4.3.0 using the following command:
sudo yum --enablerepo=updates-testing groupupdate 'KDE (K Desktop Environment)'

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open some applications
2. Press ctrl-f12
Actual results:
Dashboard is not showed

Expected results:
Dashboard is showed as with kde 4.2

Additional info:
Going to system-settings -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Global Keyboard Shortcut I found that Show Dashboard 'Plasma Workspace' was set to custom but without any key combination. Setting to default make shortcut works again. Before updagre to kde 4.3 ctrl-f12 was bind to "Show Dashboard"

Comment 1 Jaroslav Reznik 2009-08-10 11:56:18 UTC

Comment 2 Jaroslav Reznik 2009-08-10 12:49:49 UTC
Newly created users are not affected so it looks like 4.2 -> 4.2 migration issue.

Comment 3 Ben Boeckel 2009-08-10 13:12:06 UTC
Hmm, my two machines I updated both have the dashboard working. Both were updated to 4.3.0, one from 4.2.4 (updates-testing) and another from 4.2.98 (kde-redhat).

Comment 4 Fabio Canepa 2009-08-10 13:17:47 UTC
My machine is a fedora 11 update from stable 4.2.4 to 4.3.0 using:
sudo yum --enablerepo=updates-testing groupupdate 'KDE (K Desktop Environment)'

After update ctrl-f12 was not working.

Comment 5 Lukáš Tinkl 2009-08-10 15:49:16 UTC
Not working either; strange thing is that when going into System Settings, and trying the "Default" shortcuts for the Plasma Workspace module, it warns me about duplicate global shortcuts (the other duplicate being the very same shortcut,  "Show Dashboard" :)

Comment 6 Steven M. Parrish 2009-08-11 14:19:14 UTC
Thank you for taking the time to report this issue.

This is an issue that needs to be addressed by the upstream developers. Please report this at http://bugs.kde.org and then add the upstream report information to this report.  We will monitor the upstream report for a resolution to this issue, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration in future updates.

Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting upstream bug report URL for tracking.

Thanks in advance.

Steven M. Parrish - KDE Triage Master
                  - PackageKit Triager
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 7 Fabio Canepa 2009-08-11 21:18:34 UTC
Reported upstream:

Comment 8 Kevin Kofler 2009-08-18 14:54:49 UTC
kglobalshortcutsrc changed incompatibly and needs a kconf_update script (the file has been touched by other kconf_update scripts in the past, so kconf_update should work on that file):

* in 4.2, the setting looked like:
Show Dashboard=Ctrl+F12,Ctrl+F12,Dashboard anzeigen

* in 4.3, the group needs to be changed to plasma-desktop (an unfortunate side effect of the rename):
Show Dashboard=Ctrl+F12,Ctrl+F12,Dashboard anzeigen

(FWIW, the localized string should probably not be in the config file, but that is unrelated to the bug at hand.)

Comment 9 Jaroslav Reznik 2009-08-24 13:41:55 UTC
Kconf_update script is already installed in /usr/share/kde4/apps/kconf_update (part of kdebase-workspace) but for unknow reason it does not work for all users. Maybe some race condition (i.e. the file being fixed while being used, then being rewritten with the old contents on app close).

As we are unable to find the real reason of this issue, users affected by this bug should update kglobalshortcutsrc manually, changing "plasma" to "plasma-desktop". Or they can use System settings shortcuts module.

This should be stated (or this bug link) in update description.

Comment 10 Kevin Kofler 2009-08-25 06:51:18 UTC
Taking this off the kde-4.3.0 tracker as we decided not to block the KDE 4.3.0 update on this. There were 2 reasons we did this:
* we are unable to find the cause of the bug, as a kconf_update supposed to handle the transition is already there and works for some people,
* there is a simple workaround.
See also Jaroslav Řezník's comment above.

Comment 11 Steven M. Parrish 2009-09-13 01:01:28 UTC
Thanks for reporting this upstream.  Going to close this report in favor of the upstream one.

Thanks again

Steven M. Parrish - KDE Triage Master
                  - PackageKit Triager
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

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