Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:56 am
Hi there ,
I have a rather odd issue with using Ctrl+Esc to be my task switcher. The reason I do this is that I remap my keyboards to conform to the old space cadet layout for Emacs, ie) Super > Alt > Ctrl > S P A C E < Ctrl < Alt < Super, and on top of that I swap Caps_Lock and Escape, thus Ctrl-Esc is less of a stretch and more comfy than Alt-Tab.
Here is my .Xmodmap:
The issue I'm having in KDE (but not any other desktops or window managers) is that Ctrl-Esc works fine with the left Ctrl, and when I use reverse task switching with both Ctrls (ie: I also map Ctrl-Shift-Esc to reverse task switching, as you'd expect). However, when I use the right Ctrl with Esc it just tabs back and forth between the last used application without ever showing the task switcher. This is particularly annoying as the right Ctrl is the one my muscle memory is used to using with Escape, as I like to use a modifier on one hand and the modified key on the other.
I have of course unmapped Ctrl-Esc's default bindings - ie) the task manager and the standard close alternate keybinding.
Does anyone know why I may be experiencing this and what I can do to recify it?
I am using KDE 4.14.6 on Slackware with a UK keyboard.
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