[Bug 377865] [NEW] khotkeys steal ctrl-w shortcut globally

Wladimir Mutel mwg at mwg.dp.ua
Mon May 18 07:03:53 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: kdebase-workspace

After recent upgrade to kdebase-workspace 4:4.2.85-0ubuntu4 I noticed
that I am unable to use ctrl-w shortcut to close my tabs&windows and to
erase words in konsole command line (and probably other tasks requiring
that shortcut). After some digging in System Settings (Keyboard&Mouse -
Global shortcuts) I found that ctrl-w is globally remapped for khotkeys
as 'Remap Ctrl-W to Ctrl-F4 in Qt Designer'. I had to revert this
shortcut to default/none to recover former behaviour for my

Don't know if this global remapping was introduced in the upgrade, or it
had been for some time in my user/home settings, and upgrade only
triggered it by fixing some old bug. Anyway, I am not sure I used Qt
Designer at all, but I learned some use of Ctrl-W shortcut in my apps
and also I guess it is specified in some GUI standards, so please don't
steal it from under my feet :>

** Affects: kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

khotkeys steal ctrl-w shortcut globally
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