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  1. #1
    Voltore NNTP User

    Default Konsole - keyboard shortcut

    Hi, I was wondering is there any way to make a keyboard-shortcut to open a Konsole window?
    I'm new to Linux so I may well be missing something obvious, but Konsole is needed so often that it would be really helpful to just use a key. (perhaps the Windows key?)

    Appreciate your time,
    V.

    ps: Either via the UI or just mapping a key to a script.

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    Default Re: Konsole - keyboard shortcut

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    This doesn't answer your question (though I think the answer is yes) but I
    use shells so often (and konsole specifically) that I have a workspace
    dedicated to the task. If you are not familiar with workspaces they
    basically let you have multiple desktops though with just one monitor (or
    per set of monitors). In my case I dedicate one to my browser and e-mail
    application, one to konsole (with multiple tabs in it), one to Pidgin and
    other communication clients, and one to Thunderbird for forums (this one).
    You can have as many as you'd like and switching between them is just a
    matter of pressing Ctrl+Alt+arrow (where 'arrow' is the left or right
    arrow on your keyboard). Closing/opening konsole is then never needed and
    tab manipulation in konsole is quick and powerful once you get used to it.

    Anyway, it's an idea. Another one is to just press Alt+F2 and then type
    in konsole, gnome-terminal, xterm or whatever you want to load that is in
    the PATH.

    Good luck.





    Voltore wrote:
    > Hi, I was wondering is there any way to make a keyboard-shortcut to open
    > a Konsole window?
    > I'm new to Linux so I may well be missing something obvious, but
    > Konsole is needed so often that it would be really helpful to just use a
    > key. (perhaps the Windows key?)
    >
    > Appreciate your time,
    > V.
    >
    >

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  3. #3
    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Konsole - keyboard shortcut

    Voltore wrote:

    > Hi, I was wondering is there any way to make a keyboard-shortcut to open
    > a Konsole window?


    Almost for sure, yes :-)

    In kde3, under control center/regional and accessibility/keyboard shorcuts.

    In kde4 there must a be a similar place to get this but dunno where is
    it :-)

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

  4. #4
    Voltore NNTP User

    Default Re: Konsole - keyboard shortcut

    Thanks a lot for both of your answers

    I've solved it by searching for the bits you mentioned Camalen. There was a 'Keyboard Shortcuts' after all! /doh

    Unfortunately I was unable to map it straight to the Windows key as it acts like a Ctrl or Alt key (you have to hold it and press something else to bind).

    Still, problem solved!

    And Ab:
    Thanks for your suggestion, I'm new as I said but I will be making use of that soon I think. Oh and.. is there any reason why Ctrl+Alt+Arrow does not tab between them for me? Is that the default? I'm sure I can find out anyway..

    Thanks again,
    V.

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    Default Re: Konsole - keyboard shortcut

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    I'm not sure why the workspace switching would not be working for you
    unless you did not have workspaces. Adding them is easy enough though I
    do not know how to do it in KDE (I primarily use Gnome).

    Good luck.





    Voltore wrote:
    > Thanks a lot for both of your answers
    >
    > I've solved it by searching for the bits you mentioned Camalen. There
    > was a 'Keyboard Shortcuts' after all! /doh
    >
    > Unfortunately I was unable to map it straight to the Windows key as it
    > acts like a Ctrl or Alt key (you have to hold it and press something
    > else to bind).
    >
    > Still, problem solved!
    >
    > And Ab:
    > Thanks for your suggestion, I'm new as I said but I will be making use
    > of that soon I think. Oh and.. is there any reason why Ctrl+Alt+Arrow
    > does not tab between them for me? Is that the default? I'm sure I can
    > find out anyway..
    >
    > Thanks again,
    > V.
    >
    >

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  6. #6

    Default Re: Konsole - keyboard shortcut

    Hey Volt, in the same place you found keyboard shortcuts, in Global Shortcuts there's "Switch One Desktop To The Right" etc. for each of the four, and you can choose to map them to whatever you want, I personally use win+ctrl+arrow keys. Also, under Shortcut Sequences there are options to switch directly to a desktop by number. This is all from my limited knowledge with KDE3.5

    Fellow penguin noob,
    Jonathan

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