Bug 91395 - Failed to make KDE shortcut keys with kmenuedit
Failed to make KDE shortcut keys with kmenuedit
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-05-22 06:35 EDT by Henrikki Almusa
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-13 06:58:42 EDT
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Description Henrikki Almusa 2003-05-22 06:35:48 EDT
Description of problem:
It seems that some of the kde shortcut keys do not work. The K menu editor
(kmenuedit) shows that the sckeys are there as well as checking the file
"~/.kde/share/config/khotkeys". Also the key combinations with multiple choices
do show the panel with names of the choices. 
Difference in files/directories i found were in "~/.kde/share" with directory
"applnk" holding the old changes in menu structure and directory "applnk-redhat"
holding the changes in new menu structure.

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How reproducible:
Creating shortcut key with kmenuedit. Now it seems that if "applnk/" directory
has same structure as in "~/.kde/share/config/khotkeysrc" on same program, then
it works. But the "khotkeysrc" files structure is same as in "applnk-redhat" so
any new shortcut key that doesn't have file structure in "applnk" fails to work.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create shortcut key with kmenuedit.
2. Make sure that file for that menu entry is NOT in "~/.kde/share/applnk"
subdirs. But is in "applnk-redhat" so that menu editor shows it.
3. Try to use the shortcut key.
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2003-05-22 12:44:25 EDT
the ~/.kde/share/applnk directory is not used in RHL 8 and an newer anymore.
if you change your KDE menus with kmenuedit, the changes will be written in

I have tried to reproduce this problem in KDE 3.1.2. But it's not reproduceable
in this Version.

Please update to KDE 3.1.2 from ftp.kde.org
Comment 2 Henrikki Almusa 2003-05-23 03:58:51 EDT
I've updated my kde to 3.1.2 from ftp.kde.org. However i still cannot make
shortcut keys. I have three shortcuts that work (win+t for terminal, win+a for
adobe acrobat and win+h for help). Others however wont work (eg win+m for menu
editor and kmail, win+w for konqueror and galeon, win+c for control center and
so on). 

Kdebase RPM: kdebase-3.1.2-0.9x.2
Comment 3 Henrikki Almusa 2003-05-26 02:16:57 EDT
After more testing at home over weekend, i've found out that if i assing more than one program 
on one key combo it fails. If there is only one program in given key combo then it works. Eg. 
win+c for calculator and control center fails, but after removing the caculator, it runs control 
center. This used to work in earlier kde 3.0.4 if i remember correctly (RH 7.3 updated version) 
with multiple programs. 
Comment 4 Henrikki Almusa 2003-06-03 04:55:29 EDT
Could this be tested: 
1) Make a shortcut key for a program with menu editor. Eg. crtl+alt+w for web browser. 
2) Test and see that shortcut key works. 
3) Add new program to that key combo. Eg. crtl+alt+w starts another web browser as well. 
4) Use key combo and get list with both programs. But neither works. 
Comment 5 Ngo Than 2003-06-13 06:58:42 EDT
Hm, it's strange. I still cannot reproduce your bug here. it works fine for me

i have made short key Alt+Strg+C for kate and controll center. using this key
combo, i get a list box with both programs. clicking on one of this works for me.

I don't think it's a bug
Comment 6 Henrikki Almusa 2003-06-13 07:48:42 EDT
Sometimes i don't get everything right. I just proved that you're right. With mouse it works. 
However, using keyboard up and down arrow keys to select and enter/return (tested space and 
right/left arrow keys too) to choose fails. 
I hope it was meant to be able to use keyboards to select and choose as well. 

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