[BLUG] My KDExperience
Jonathan North Washington
jonwashi at indiana.edu
Sat Jan 2 02:07:59 EST 2010
2009/12/28 Steven Black <blacks at indiana.edu>:
> On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 09:07:07PM +0000, Mark Krenz wrote:
>> Right now the desktop still feels a bit strange because I'm getting used
>> to things like having to press Ctrl+shift+n for a new terminal tab
>> instead of Ctrl+Shift+t. But those are minor things that will pass.
>> We've definately come a long ways since the days of the FVWM window
>> manager, which could do pretty much anything you wanted, but you had to
>> modify a text file to do it and then reload FVWM.
> You can easily tweak the keymap in konsole. It is handy to (for
> instance) disable F1 for help if you find you accidentally press it when
> reaching for ESC.
> In fact, you can tweak the keys in pretty much any KDE application. I
> recently wanted to disable Alt-Left-Arrow in Firefox and, to my dismay,
> I found I couldn't change any of the key-mappings. I'm used to KDE
> allowing me to get things to work the way I want.
This is only because Firefox is a Windows application masquerading as
a gtk application in linux. The gnome hid says that users should be
able to change keyboard shortcuts for menu items by hovering the mouse
over the item (or at least, highlighting the item) and pressing the
new shortcut (backspace once clears). Try it in any hid-compliant gtk
Disabling Alt-← in a real gtk browser (like galeon or epiphany) is as
easy as going into the "Go" or "View" or whatever menu, highlighting
"Back", and hitting backspace over it.
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