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Thread: KDE 4.1: Print screen hotkey not working

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    Default KDE 4.1: Print screen hotkey not working

    For some reason my Print screen hotkey has stopped working. It used to open kde4-ksnapshot (back in KDE 4.0.4), now nothing at all happens when I press Print screen, Alt-Print screen or CTRL-Print screen. Nothing at all. Ksnapshot is installed though, and also fully working.

    I checked the shortcuts & hotkeys in system settings and they seem to be correct. What happened there?

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    Default Re: KDE 4.1: Print screen hotkey not working

    I experienced the same - not sure why it changed.

    I first tried to check/confirm the current keyboard shortcut:

    Applications>> Configure Desktop (Personal Settings/KDE4)>> General tab: Computer Administration: Keyboard & Mouse>>Keyboard Shortcuts

    I then see the following error in a dialog:

    Code:
    Failed to contact the KDE global shortcuts daemon
    Message: No such object path '/KdedGlobalAccel'
    Error: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownObject
    Abandon that route.
    Try the KDE3 version of kcontrol, open up a bash shell:

    Code:
    # pushd /opt/kde3/share/applications/kde
    # kcontrol &
    # popd
    Confirm shortcuts defaults are set:

    Regional & Accessibility>> Keyboard Shortcuts>> Shortcut Schemes tab: Defaults: Apply

    This won't fix the problem but will make sure we are at a common point.
    Now select:

    Command Shortcuts tab>> Utilities>> Desktop>> KSnapshot/KDE4: Custom: <Ctl+Print>: Apply

    Now you should be set

    Hope that helps

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    Default Re: KDE 4.1: Print screen hotkey not working

    Right Click the Menu/Start button and choose 'edit' option.

    Go to Utilities - Desktop -
    Look for the Screen Capture Application and Highlight it

    Now select Advanced tab
    Select the Key in there
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    Default Re: KDE 4.1: Print screen hotkey not working

    caf4926: Thanks. A much shorter way to get there.

    My main intent was to emphasize that it seems kcontrol/kde4 is broken, but kcontrol/kde3 seems to work.
    Two Q's:
    1) kcontrol/kde4 works for you?
    2) Your start menu path uses a KDE3 app too - any other way of setting a shortcut using a KDE4 [ which works ]

    Cheers

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    Default Re: KDE 4.1: Print screen hotkey not working

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Right Click the Menu/Start button and choose 'edit' option.

    Go to Utilities - Desktop -
    Look for the Screen Capture Application and Highlight it

    Now select Advanced tab
    Select the Key in there
    +1 that did the trick for me too

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