On Monday, October 31, 2011 12:26:18 AM Duncan did opine: > Dotan Cohen posted on Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:33:13 +0200 as excerpted: > > On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 22:58, Zorael <zorael@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > >> Are you running xbindkeys? At least on *buntus, it's set up by > >> default to launch xterm on Ctrl+F. > >> > >> Quoth .xbindkeysrc; > >> > >>> # set directly keycode (here control + f with my keyboard) > >>> "xterm" > >>> آ c:41 + m:0x4 > > > > Wow, you're right! Who is the genius who thought to hijack Ctrl-F, > > which is "Find" in almost every application!?! > > So I was correct with the global-grab and non-kde theories! =:^) > > But I was somewhat thrown off by the assumption that someone would have > tested that keystroke in other apps, before posting a question about it > that blamed the problem on konsole. Still, while specific window > global- level-grabs (perhaps specific-window X-level is a better > description here, since the grabs aren't really global, tho the would > be if not limited to a specific window) are indeed possible, since > they're less common, I was forced to assume that either that testing > had NOT taken place, or a rather less common grab mode was being used, > and my proposed tests reflected the fact that I wasn't sure of that > assumption. So it threw me off only slightly, and the test results > would have confirmed the fallacy of that assumption, bringing us right > back on course toward a trace-down. > > As for "hijacking" Ctrl-f, while modern x86 keyboards generally have a > meta/super/hyper/windows/linux key that due to its relatively recent > invention, doesn't show up on so many app-level key-bindings, so it's a > relatively safe key to use for global bindings, apps that don't assume > it exists (or is configured correctly), as xbindkeys apparently > doesn't, don't have the luxury of using that key for global bindings > and thus avoiding the standard, often already bound, control/alt/shift > modifier combos. > > As a result there's bound to be conflicts when such bindings are global- > grabbed, and the author was forced to either ship with few if any > global- grabs active by default, or to assume that a user advanced > enough to go looking for and installing a global-grab hotkey app, would > also be advanced enough to look over the default grabs and deactivate > or modify the ones that didn't suit his purposes. > > It seems both his assumption, that anyone advanced enough to go looking > for and install such an app would immediately check the config and > modify it to their own purposes, and mine, that anyone trying to trace > strange key behavior would test it in more than one app before posting, > blaming it on a single app, were both incorrect. > > Oh, well... > > At least the problem was traced and corrected, tho. That's the > important bit! =:^) Considering I'm running kde-4.6.5 here on pclos, I just tested mine and a plain ctl+f does indeed bring up the find bar. So this might be a distro specific thing. But I'll also submit that the use of "genius" was obviously satirical. ;p) Whomever did that is I trust suitably chastised by now. Ditto for grabbing mc's f-keys. Inexcusable, and should be the subject of a session with a LART out behind the barn IMO. IIRC those have come back, but don't recall which update did it now. Cheers, Gene -- "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author) My web page: <http://coyoteden.dyndns-free.com:85/gene> Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable. ___________________________________________________ This message is from the kde mailing list. Account management: https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde. Archives: http://lists.kde.org/. More info: http://www.kde.org/faq.html.