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Old 04-20-2003, 11:53 AM   #1
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KDE - Start Button


Does anyone know of a way to map the KDE start menu to the so called windows start button ( so I can scratch the MS symbol off and write a K on it )
 
Old 04-20-2003, 12:06 PM   #2
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Sadly I cant see it as an option in KDE Control Centre -> Accessibility ->Keyboard Shortcuts, but atm it pops up the KMenu anyway, just as a floating window
 
Old 04-20-2003, 12:12 PM   #3
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Not on my system unfortunately :-)
 
Old 04-20-2003, 12:17 PM   #4
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Hmm, wonder why that is? I picked a UK keyboard layout, maybe that's it?
I think you can manually mess with X's keybindings, but I dunno about telling KDE what to do. Probably been addressed on their site or other forums already by now. Tried google?
 
Old 04-20-2003, 12:30 PM   #5
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I tried going to look & feel > Keyboard bindings as the KDE FAQ recommended.

There you can select a function and associate a key with it, but when I press the start button it displays meta+ and waits for the next key depression, like it wants a 2 key assosiation (e.g start-a rather than just start).
 
Old 04-20-2003, 01:01 PM   #6
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yeah, that's the way it works.

you can also access it by right clicking on the kicker and selecting menu editor. Then it will list all of your apps and you can click on one and then there will be a shortcut key tab near the bottom right that will say "none" in it. To change that, you just click on "none" and then use whatever key combination you want. As far as I know it has to be a combination. So if you can't use "start", try "start-K".
I know that isn't as convenient, but it is better than nothing.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 01:36 PM   #7
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That's pretty cool. If only there was a way to bind the audio control keys on my multimedia keyboard to xmms
 
Old 04-20-2003, 04:48 PM   #8
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there is, if you are using a logitech keyboard there is an itouch plugin for xmms. It really kicks ass. I have mine set up so that the go button launches up a terminal and home runs mozilla, etc...
Search for it. I think it is also on freshrpms.net.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 05:16 PM   #9
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In a console as root:
kmenuedit
there you can associate any key with action.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 09:42 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by bulliver
That's pretty cool. If only there was a way to bind the audio control keys on my multimedia keyboard to xmms
I use LinEAK for the extra buttons on my IBM Easy Access keyboard.
I use the multimedia buttons to open and close my optical drives and the 'internet' buttons to open frequently used programs.
 
Old 04-21-2003, 06:49 AM   #11
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I tried the kmenuedit tip, but it openned up an editor for what's *in* the menu, not how to bind a key to it.

Did I miss something?
 
Old 04-21-2003, 07:43 AM   #12
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I'm sorry I did have a look around but can not find the command to get the Kdemenu popping up. If i would have found it we could have been able to bind it to the key for sure. ( the only trick you can do is to assing it to the left mouse button )
Do both "windows-keys" not work ? On my keyboard ( Logitech ) the left one does and the right one does not.
 
Old 04-21-2003, 09:08 AM   #13
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My system is the same, the right MS button doesn't work - though I can't say I'll really miss it :-)
 
Old 04-21-2003, 10:45 AM   #14
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Hey, thanks for the tips guys, I'll check them out when I get a moment. Right now I gotta go to work. <sigh>
 
Old 04-21-2003, 11:38 AM   #15
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My system is the same, the right MS button doesn't work - though I can't say I'll really miss it :-)
Hey Neuro, what's up? You started the thread. . . So your left ms button does work ? What are you complaining about then

Bruno
 
  


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