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[General] New usefull keyboard shortcuts

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IF YOU'D WRITE A COMMENT INSTEAD OF JUST VOTING DOWN, THAT'D BE GREAT

Hi all!

I (like almost everybody here) have a keyboard. And I am a lazy person >:D Therfore I like having everything I have massive use of (such as Konsole, Dolphin & KMail) working with shortcuts.

For instance, I have some personnal shortcuts I think everyone does not know it is possible to have:
Méta+Enter = konsole
Méta+Space = dolphin
F15 = systemsettings
F16 = kmail --compose


When taking a closer look to the available global shortcuts, I couldn't find KMail and was like "Oh, too bad I can't do what I want with built-in solutions" at first. So, there should be an entry for each KDE application in global shortcuts.

Even if this entry is pretty poor, it should have:
  • Apllications with many instances (Konsole, Dolphin, Konqueror, Ksysguard...):
    • Open New window (equivalent to today's personnal shortcut and putting "$APPLICATION_NAME" in the command to execute)
    • Open New Window with X profile: for instance Konsole if you ever have a root shell (command to execute " konsole -e 'su -' ") or konqueror (if you have eg a "social profile" with split window between G+, Twitter, KDE News... and a "News" profile with LeMonde, The New York Times & so on...)
  • Applications with one instance:
    • Rather tricky, since each one has got its own purpose... eg:
    • KGet, Ktorrent: Open popup dialog asking for URL to download
    • KMail: Open composer window with default (or not) options (eg identity, signature...)
    • Amarok: (everything I thought of so far is already implemented)
    • Kopete or whatever will replace it: open new empty chat box, prompting to a list of available contacts

Well, that's it! In brief, just create some new default usefull keyboard shortcuts.


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sir_herrbatka
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Oh well, If you really want to know I voted down because additional hotkeys are not something that all would want to use and could be just annoying for someone who used different set before. Like me! meta+space launches krunner for me.

And anyway you can export your khotkeys settings to file so -1 from me.
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You can already assign custom hotkeys to give what you want, so cluttering the default global settings seems like a really bad idea.

One thing I would like to see improved is the ability to map *any* key on *any* keyboard, including e.g. keys specific to another OS like Windows 8. Currently, trying to assign a Windows 8 charms key returns the error "The key you just pressed is not supported by Qt". Boo!

 
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