unindent keyboard shortcut not working in kate

Bug #26936 reported by Christophe Dumez
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
kdenetwork (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

I'm using latest dapper (AMD64), KDE3.5 and kate. I'm using kate often and there
are some things that don't work : I decided to report it.

- the keyboard shortcut for unindent : ctrl+MAJ+I is not working on my computer
(note: I have got a french keyboard and I'm using fr-latin9 layout), whereas the
indent keyboard shortcut is working (ctrl+I)

- "Suppress indentation" in the tools menu is not working as I thought it would
(maybe I'm wrong). It only suppress "white spaces" and not tabulations ("\t").

Matt Zimmerman (mdz)
Changed in kdebase:
assignee: nobody → jr
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Noah Medling (noah-medling) wrote :

On Edgy (AMD64) with KDE 3..5 and Kate 2.5.5 (package version 3.5.5-0ubuntu3)

The keyboard shortcuts for indent (CTRL+I) and unindent (CTRL+SHIFT+I) work for me. I have a US English keyboard, though.

I don't have a menu entry labeled "Suppress Indentation" anywhere in the Kate menu structure.

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Ryan Zeigler (rzeigler) wrote :

For me, ctrl+I does indent, however, ctrl+shift+I does not unindent in Edgy. I have a US english keyboard.

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Ryan Zeigler (rzeigler) wrote :

I just discovered this which seems to resolve the problem for me.
Something about Kopete hijacking the ctrl+shift+I key and getting priority since it is in the system tray.

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Yuriy Kozlov (yuriy-kozlov) wrote :

The kopete shortcut should probably be changed so that it doesn't hijack kate's shortcut (which is also used in any program that uses a katepart such as kdevelop). The kopete shortcut is a global shortcut for "read message."

Changed in kdebase:
importance: Medium → Low
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Sarah Kowalik (hobbsee-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

got any better one? i suppose ctrl+shift+r might work, if it's not assigned to anything else.

Changed in kopete:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Juan Carlos Torres (jucato) wrote :

Ctrl+Shift+R is used in Konqueror for Close Current View. Probably Ctrl+Shift+M.

Filed an upstream bug and linked to it.

Changed in kopete:
status: Unknown → Unconfirmed
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Nicolas Dumoulin (nicolas-dumoulin) wrote :

I think that Crtl+Shift+Char shortcuts doesn't suite for global shortcuts. Ctrl+Alt could be more relevant, as for klipper for example.

Doesn't a recommandation exist for this choice ?

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animimotus (animimotus) wrote :

This bug is very incapacitating how what to develop with Kate :o

(low) Bug #26936, first reported on 2005-12-11 by Christophe Dumez

Two years and we waiting always for !

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Christophe Dumez (hydr0g3n) wrote :

I found out that this was due to a conflict with Kopete. Apparently it has a similar keyboard shortcut and indent works when Kopete is shut down.

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Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Is this still an issue in KDE 4/Kubuntu Intrepid?

Changed in kdenetwork:
assignee: jr → nobody
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

I can confirm this with KDE 4.1.3 in Intrepid.

Changed in kdenetwork:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in kopete:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in kopete:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in kopete:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Fixed w/ KDE 4.8.

Changed in kdenetwork (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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