Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Jul 16 18:28:55 UTC 2009

Steven Vollom wrote:

> On Thursday 16 July 2009 09:51:52 am Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Steven Vollom wrote:
>> > Does Kmail have the configuration option to include the "delete" key? 
>> > I could
>> > not find it.  Thanks!  I wish to eliminate some items even from trash.
>> Steven:
>> In any KDE app, just choose "Settings", "Configure Shortcuts", and search
>> or sort to find out what the current key settings are - and set them up
>> however you wish.
> I can't remember whether it is Dolphin or Konqueror, but one had the
> ability to add 'Delete' to the menu options, so that you could bypass
> 'Trash' and not
> have anything to empty.  That was what I was looking for.  I will try to
> remember the shortcut of Shift+Del, but my memory needs an overhaul in my
> declining years.   Thanks.

Just try what I suggested - you'll see quite clearly that there's a "delete" 
and a "move to trash".  If you don't want to have "move to trash", reassign 
the shortcut.  If you do, but want the delete key to be permanent, reassign 
both.  As I said, it's built into _everything_ in KDE.

The only caveat is that KDE4 hasn't figured out how to handle shortcuts in 
embedded k-parts properly.  Many times when I have a k-part inside 
konqueror, it refuses to use my shortcuts at all, because it says they're 
"ambiguous" (instead of using the shortcuts for the part, by priority, it 
finds the ones for the part, and the ones for konqueror, and then says it 
doesn't know how to choose).

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