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    Default Heads up Meta or Windows key is the new norm

    I just wanted to point out that Alt-F1 or Alt-F2 no longer works for me after my clean upgrade from 12.2 to 12.3. It appears that the new shortcuts use the meta or windows key to display the kickstart menu or krunner so meta-F1 or meta-F2.
    This came to light for me after many days of thinking KDE got rid of krunner and possibly a broken hotkey layout. It turns out that krunner was not set to auto-start after the upgrade and also KDE changed the default shortcut keys.
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    On 2013-03-20, anika200 <anika200@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
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    > I just wanted to point out that Alt-F1 or Alt-F2 no longer works for me
    > after my clean upgrade from 12.2 to 12.3. It appears that the new
    > shortcuts use the meta or windows key to display the kickstart menu or
    > krunner so meta-F1 or meta-F2.


    Interesting. I installed openSUSE 12.3 KDE from scratch and Alt-F1 and Alt-F2 work for me normally whereas Meta-F1 and
    Meta-F2 do nothing, just as before in 12.2. You sure some imp hasn't switched your Meta and Alt keys?

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    Default Re: Heads up Meta or Windows key is the new norm

    Alt here too
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    Default Re: Heads up Meta or Windows key is the new norm

    Quote Originally Posted by flymail View Post
    On 2013-03-20, anika200 <anika200@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
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    > I just wanted to point out that Alt-F1 or Alt-F2 no longer works for me
    > after my clean upgrade from 12.2 to 12.3. It appears that the new
    > shortcuts use the meta or windows key to display the kickstart menu or
    > krunner so meta-F1 or meta-F2.


    Interesting. I installed openSUSE 12.3 KDE from scratch and Alt-F1 and Alt-F2 work for me normally whereas Meta-F1 and
    Meta-F2 do nothing, just as before in 12.2. You sure some imp hasn't switched your Meta and Alt keys?
    Well thats the wierdest thing, on this box which received a clean wipe of /root and install of 12.3 I have to use the meta key. On another pc that I upgraded with zypper dup I still have to use Alt-F1 etc....
    I remember reading on the KDE forums that things with the meta key were changing as of 4.98 or so but I never saw it here and figured it just never made it into the build.

    Now I wonder what is going on, gremlins I guess.
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    Default Re: Heads up Meta or Windows key is the new norm

    Wiping /root is not very clever and probably not effective for what you try to tell.

    But the definition of keys (as you want to change their functionality from the default) is a personal setting in the desktop (or do you think it wise to change that for all users at your whim?) And thus as long as you do not "wipe" youu home partition, or more carefully your personal home directory, or to further down, your ~/.kde directory, such a setting will survive an installation. (And that is of course why we advise to keep your /home over an installation).
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    Default Re: Heads up Meta or Windows key is the new norm

    Perhaps the setting is in .kde4
    Did you keep /home
    I did

    But let me just check a sandbox which is a completely clean everything
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    Default Re: Heads up Meta or Windows key is the new norm

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Perhaps the setting is in .kde4
    Did you keep /home
    I did

    But let me just check a sandbox which is a completely clean everything
    Here I am in my 12.3 sandbox kde
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    Default Re: Heads up Meta or Windows key is the new norm

    On 03/20/2013 05:46 PM, anika200 wrote:
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    > I just wanted to point out that Alt-F1 or Alt-F2 no longer works for me
    > after my clean upgrade from 12.2 to 12.3. It appears that the new
    > shortcuts use the meta or windows key to display the kickstart menu or
    > krunner so meta-F1 or meta-F2.
    > This came to light for me after many days of thinking KDE got rid of
    > krunner and possibly a broken hotkey layout. It turns out that krunner
    > was not set to auto-start after the upgrade and also KDE changed the
    > default shortcut keys.


    i think maybe you had a borked install...did you self-test the
    install media?

    ohhhhh!!! i see "clean upgrade from 12.2 to 12.3" and i have NO idea
    what you mean by "clean upgrade"!

    which of these three recommended and supported ways did you upgrade
    (without skipping or moving any steps!):

    http://tinyurl.com/35p966c
    http://tinyurl.com/93uemsr
    http://tinyurl.com/7l4m2td

    if you got creative (and didn't follow one of these ways) you may be
    reaping the unwanted benefits of upgrading in an unsupported, and
    likely to fail, way.

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    Default Re: Heads up Meta or Windows key is the new norm

    Quote Originally Posted by dd;2538664[COLOR=blue
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    [/COLOR]i have NO idea what you mean by "clean upgrade"!
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    hahaha neither did anyone else. I did not get any of your recommendations in my previous thread.

    Seriously, those documents you pointed too are very hard to find for some reason. The method I used was from here and was old but that is what you get when you use google.
    Anyway, the only odd thing I have seen is this Alt-F1 thing and Krunner not starting and Ati driver does not install ( I think I have that fixed now) and the network did not start the first time.

    Borked install and all I am pretty happy with the situation sans the few things.

    In a nutshell, what I did was to wipe /root and keep home and do the install as suggested in the thread linked above.
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    Default Re: Heads up Meta or Windows key is the new norm

    On 03/21/2013 01:26 AM, anika200 wrote:
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    > dd;2538664
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    >> i have NO idea what you mean by "clean upgrade"!

    >
    > hahaha neither did anyone else. I did not get any of your
    > recommendations in 'my previous thread' (http://tinyurl.com/cvgezmm).
    >


    i can't be everywhere..

    >
    > Seriously, those documents you pointed too are very hard to find for
    > some reason.



    by the time i read that thread you had _already_ been given those
    *exact* same three URLs, by Carlos in post #3

    they should not have been SO hard to find.


    > Borked install and all I am pretty happy with the situation sans the
    > few things.


    understand! there is some good stuff here....the reliability,
    dependability and currency of the wiki is not one of them,
    unfortunately... it used to be better.

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