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    Default prt scr shortcut not working in oS 13.1/KDE 4.12

    Hi,

    In this new oS 13.1 64bits/KDE 4.12.1 install, the printscreen key can't be bound to ksnapshot. Although it says so in systemsettings<shortcuts and gestures>custom shortcuts (predefined actions) *and* global shortcuts (khotkeys components).

    If I try to bound the prt scr key to ksnapshot using the menu editor it appears to work but after saving, if I open the editor again the shortcut is gone.

    I can bind ksnapshot to any other key, just not prt scr. The key seems to do nothing, but AFAICT xev detects the event correctly:

    Code:
    KeyRelease event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x4c00001,
        root 0x29d, subw 0x0, time 414125, (160,-11), root:(1070.10),
        state 0x0, keycode 218 (keysym 0xff61, Print), same_screen YES,
       XKeysymToKeycode returns keycode: 107
        XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
        XFilterEvent returns: False
    I don't have this issue on oS 12.3/KDE 4.11.5

    Please, if you are using KDE 4.12.x could you check if prtscr invokes ksnapshot?. If there are more people seeing this I should open a bug, currently I couldn't find any more recent than 2009.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: prt scr shortcut not working in oS 13.1/KDE 4.12

    Notes:

    1) The key name Print and keycode 107 are the same shown by xev in the oS 12.3 box that doesn't have this problem.

    2) I tried to (a) revert the shortcut settings to standard in systemsettings, (b) delete the config file .kde4/share/config/khotkeys and (c) replace it with the file of the 12.3 box, logging out and back into KDE after each change. Nothing worked.

    3) I'm not sure khotkeys is running. It's not a standalone, but a service included in kdebase4-worspace. There's no "hotkeys" service listed in systemsettings>start and shutdown>service manager. There are, however, "input actions" and "keyboard daemon" running. The services are the same in both machines.

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    Default Re: prt scr shortcut not working in oS 13.1/KDE 4.12

    Here's a report of a similar problem, may be the same issue:
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...44-Printscreen

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    Default Re: prt scr shortcut not working in oS 13.1/KDE 4.12

    On 01/28/2014 10:26 PM, brunomcl pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > In this new oS 13.1 64bits/KDE 4.12.1 install, the printscreen key can't
    > be bound to ksnapshot. Although it says so in systemsettings<shortcuts
    > and gestures>custom shortcuts (predefined actions) *and* global
    > shortcuts (khotkeys components).
    >
    > If I try to bound the prt scr key to ksnapshot using the menu editor it
    > appears to work but after saving, if I open the editor again the
    > shortcut is gone.
    >
    > I can bind ksnapshot to any other key, just not prt scr. The key seems
    > to do nothing, but AFAICT xev detects the event correctly:
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > KeyRelease event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x4c00001,
    > root 0x29d, subw 0x0, time 414125, (160,-11), root1070.10),
    > state 0x0, keycode 218 (keysym 0xff61, *Print*), same_screen YES,
    > XKeysymToKeycode returns keycode: *107*
    > XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
    > XFilterEvent returns: False
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > I don't have this issue on oS 12.3/KDE 4.11.5
    >
    > Please, if you are using *KDE 4.12.x* could you check if prtscr invokes
    > ksnapshot?. If there are more people seeing this I should open a bug,
    > currently I couldn't find any more recent than 2009.
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    >


    On my laptop I need to hold the <FN> key as well. My desktop is turned
    off so don't know the key sequence on it.

    Ken

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    Default Re: prt scr shortcut not working in oS 13.1/KDE 4.12

    Quote Originally Posted by kensch View Post
    On my laptop I need to hold the <FN> key as well.
    That's set in BIOS, if the fn is used to access the standard or extended function keys. In my case it's set to extended - I like the standard way of using. Most HP laptops I've seen, however, comes with this set to standard, so the usage is inverted.

    Anyway, neither fn-prtscr nor prtscr work.

    Thanks for replying. Just to confirm, it works on your laptop running openSUSE 13.1 64-bit and KDE 4.12? What's your laptop brand/model?

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    Default Re: prt scr shortcut not working in oS 13.1/KDE 4.12

    This is getting complicated. Reverting to KDE 4.11.5 with standard hotkeys config file didn't work either, although is the same version of the desktop, that works, but running oS 12.3, not 13.1.

    I'm lost here. Suggestions, anyone?

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    Default Re: prt scr shortcut not working in oS 13.1/KDE 4.12

    Quote Originally Posted by brunomcl View Post
    This is getting complicated. Reverting to KDE 4.11.5 with standard hotkeys config file didn't work either, although is the same version of the desktop, that works, but running oS 12.3, not 13.1.

    I'm lost here. Suggestions, anyone?
    I take it you had 12.3 installed on this machine?

    If so, why not restore the backup you made of oS 12.3/KDE 4.11.5 until you track down an answer?

    Make a backup (actually, a couple to be safe) of your current system, then restore the 12.3 backup.

    Or, back up your current system, clean the disk, and make a fresh installation of 13.1 to see if it was just some anomoly when you installed the first time.

    Either way, you can quickly come back to the current installed 13.1 from your backups, if you decide to.

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    Default Re: prt scr shortcut not working in oS 13.1/KDE 4.12

    Try a different user You may just have a screwed up config file. Trying as a different user will show that.

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    Default Re: prt scr shortcut not working in oS 13.1/KDE 4.12

    Quote Originally Posted by brunomcl View Post
    This is getting complicated. Reverting to KDE 4.11.5 with standard hotkeys config file didn't work either, although is the same version of the desktop, that works, but running oS 12.3, not 13.1.

    I'm lost here. Suggestions, anyone?
    Check that it is enabled in System Settings >> Shortcuts and Gestures >> Custom Shorctcuts >> Preset Actions (enabled) >> PrintScreen (enabled)

    I have a HP Compaq 6710b and fn + prt sc works as usual.

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    Default Re: prt scr shortcut not working in oS 13.1/KDE 4.12

    Hi,
    I upgraded to kde 4.12.1 with openSUSE 13.1
    and PrtSc still works.
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