Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84240
kde keyboard shortcuts aren't consistent
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:09 EDT
Description of problem:
For the sake of consistency, shouldn't these two operations share the same
New shell tab in konsole: <ctl><alt><n>
New browser tab in konqueror: <ctl><shift><n>
I don't know if we care about this, but there are inconsistencies across
desktop environments as well:
Previous tab in konsole: <shift><left arrow>; Next tab: <shift><right arrow>
Previous tab in gnome-terminal: <ctl><pg up>; Next tab: <ctl><pg down>
I think this stuff mostly needs to be addressed upstream; changing keybindings
rapidly gets you going around in circles (if you change one it creates a
conflict with another so you change that which then conflicts with something
else and so on). So you need to decide on the keybindings as a giant global table
before you start changing them in any one place.
See http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gap/keyboardnav.html for the big
tables for gnome.
Anyway I'd tend to just move this upstream, and hope firstname.lastname@example.org
considers developing a common keybindings standard.
<ctrl>-<shift>-<n> opens a new session/tab in konsole (as an
alternative to <ctrl>-<alt>-<n>) in RHEL3.
I don't imagine that the GNOME and KDE keybindings will merge
anytime soon. REOPEN if you find that this is a useful bug
for tracking this issue.