Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 856228
Shortcut for opening list of blockable items Ctrl+Shift+U is taken by GTK+
Last modified: 2012-09-11 17:23:06 EDT
The keyboard shortcut of Adblock Plus to list items to block has changed recently from Ctrl+Shift+V to Ctrl+Shift+U. This is annoying, because that shortcut is taken by GTK+ to input any unicode codepoint.
I expected to be able to open the list of blockable items with a shortcut.
I will forward this upstream.
>Unfortunately, detecting that a keyboard shortcut is taken by GTK isn't possible. And keyboard shortcuts that are left unassigned are way too few to replace Ctrl-Shift-U by something else. So this is most likely something that I can't fix - you can change the hotkey in your installation however.
Looks like you're out of luck, bud. Sorry.
Well, it doesn't only put me off, but all the people that run adblock plus with GTK+. So that's barring all GNU/Linux users from accessing that window quickly. I consider that quite a bold move. And FWIW: GTK+ is using that shortcut for as long as I can remember. So it's not about "detecting whether that shortcut is taken by GTK", one can really assume that.
As I've said, it used to be Ctrl+Shift+V and AFAICS this shortcut is now not taken. Neither seems Ctrl+Shift+B. Nor Ctrl+Shift+C. At least they don't produce visible effects on my installations.
So I guess I'll try to change it back to Ctrl+Shift+V on my installations, but it'd obviously be cool if I didn't have to do it everytime I do a new installation somewhere.
Anyway, I appreciate your efforts, thanks.