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Old 04-02-2007, 02:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy window focus for global shortcuts

I am using an application which runs in full screen mode. On using a shortcut like Ctrl+Shift+Z when the focus is on the application window, I do not see any effect on that window. Instead the Amarok window gets the interrupt and it switches to previous track. How can I make the active window have higher priority?
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What is the window manager and which application is this?
Old 04-04-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
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Say I have Amarok window in minimized state and I have an OpenOffice window open (full screen) and under focus. On pressing Ctrl+Shift+V, I expect the Paste Special Window (of OpenOffice) to show up, but instead the song being played in Amarok stops because Ctrl+Shift+V is shortcut used to stop the song in Amarok.
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I am having similar a similar problem. When I'm running Amarok (on openSuSE 11.1 / KDE 4.1), I can't use the space key in any other application because it will Pause/Play the Amarok player instead of inserting a space character in whatever document I'm writing. I've tried going into Amarok's Settings (menu option) to 'Configure Shortcuts' and 'Configure Global Shortcuts' by changing the keyboard shortcut for the Pause/Play function, or to eliminate that keyboard shortcut altogether, but that has proven futile... the default shortcut still applies after the change, whether I'm using Amarok immediately, shutdown-and-restart, or shutdown-reboot-and-restart.

In fact, when I shutdown Amarok and restart it, the Shift-key shortcut is back on the list (even though other changes I've made to the shortcuts have stayed the way I changed them). I can't get rid of the Shift-key shortcut and it hijacks the Shift-key input whenever Amarok is running.

Any ideas either on how to make a custom keyboard-shortcut stick, or how to disable keyboard shortcuts altogether in Amarok?


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