Kubuntu 11.10 keyboard shortcuts fail

Bug #898604 reported by Antonio Sánchez
This bug affects 3 people
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kde-workspace (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


It seems keyboard shortcuts custom associations are not working in Kubuntu 11.10 (64 bits).

I have created a shortcut for opening E-mail client (Thunderbird) using 'Mail' hot-key, using 'Standard shortcuts' preference window. The hot-key is detected and the shortcut is configured, but pressing the hot-key does nothing. The same for other keyboard combinations.

Conversely, audio volume hot-keys are working, even the corresponding association in 'Global shortcuts' for Amarok is empty, while shortcuts for 'stop/pause/next...' are attached to the corresponding hot-keys but these are not working.

It is a fresh installation.

description: updated
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Raph (raph-redsonic) wrote :

Same problem for me, Alt-tab doesn't work every time only sometime, for my custom shortcut too!

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Antonio Sánchez (ingantosan) wrote :

For a workaround see:


"Right click the K menu, then Edit Applications. Find Thunderbird, then click in the Advanced tab. make your shortcut, then click in the save icon. Now see if it works."

I'm new in KDE and Kubuntu and maybe this is the right way to proceed, but I'm not sure; I thought 'Mail' in 'Standard shortcuts' would open mail client.

affects: kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu) → kde-workspace (Ubuntu)
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Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Still a problem in more recent versions?

Changed in kde-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for kde-workspace (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in kde-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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