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    Default Creating a shortcut key in KDE 4x vs KDE 3.5x problem

    I have noticed in KDE 4.x that I can no longer create a shortcut key beginning with ALT. I am trying to create a short key for konsole.

    The short cut key that I used in KDE 3.5x was ALT+CTRL+K.

    However, KDE 4.x always switches to CTRL+ALT+K. The problem with this is that KDE uses CTRL+ALT+K to switch between two languages on a single keyboard.

    Any thoughts?
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    Default Re: Creating a shortcut key in KDE 4x vs KDE 3.5x problem

    Are you setting it like this
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    Default Re: Creating a shortcut key in KDE 4x vs KDE 3.5x problem

    Yes. I clicked once on the None button to the right of the Current shortcut key.
    Next, I held down the ALT key, then CTRL and "K" key.

    The problem is that the CTRL key always defaults as the first key in the sequence CTRL+ALT+K which is wrong.

    It should be ALT key first , CTRL key second and "K" third. Give it a try in KDE-3.5. I am wondering if this has been overlooked in KDE 4x.
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    Default Re: Creating a shortcut key in KDE 4x vs KDE 3.5x problem

    Not sure then. I was just pointing you in the right direction I thought. I really don't use keyboard short cuts except the basics; Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V, etc... You seem to know more about it than me.
    But it seems like maybe the Ctrl is controling things, I wonder if it's possible to switch control to Alt?
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    Default Re: Creating a shortcut key in KDE 4x vs KDE 3.5x problem

    It was my understanding Linux used the "ALT" key first for customized shortcuts - such as starting up any apps and utilities.

    For now, I am using CTRL+ALT+K to start up Konsole. My keyboard is used for English only anyways.

    I will post this to the KDE team... Go figure...
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