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Old 12-14-2005, 04:46 PM   #1
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Question Ctrl+Shift in text edit forms.

Hi there,

This has been bugging me for ages.

Whenever I edit text using Konqueror (eg text fields in web forms), KMail, and also various other KDE apps, I find that pressing Ctrl and Shift together produces some strange effects -- Press the right hand pair of ctrl+shift keys, and all the text jumps to the right of the form (ie mostly right justified, but the punctuation goes a bit weird), and the cursor changes; press the left hand pair, and it all jumps back to the left, but the odd cursor remains.

I have no idea why KDE does this, but I find it very irritating. It only happens in KDE apps; pretty much everything that shows a text edit field, except KWrite/Kate.

I'm using Suse 10.0, upgrated to KDE 3.5, but this has been happening before since Suse 9.1 and KDE 3.2. (and on several different computers, too)

However, on my spare computer, I can report that Mandrivia 2006/KDE 3.4 doesn't do it. Which leads me to guess it must be something specific to Suse?

It's very odd; I don't know what it's supposed to be for, but it's driving me nuts, so can anyone please tell me what this function is supposed to be doing, and why... and *PLEASE* how to turn it off!!

Thank you.
Old 12-14-2005, 09:35 PM   #2
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i would say what you are seing is right Cntrl. Shift set to toggle between keyboard layouts
or just right alt is or right shift. That's how i do it right shift and the layout you are shifting to is right to left like hebrew or arabic or something
the prompt with the little flag on it is the right to left prompt.

in kde
Select Look & Feel -> Key Bindings
In Global Shortcuts pane,
In action - Current key list
Scroll down & select Keyboard -> Select next keyboard layout.
You can now assign a keyboard short cut by selecting Custom Key

should be able to undo it there or it's set in x using

you should be able to set it back also using setxkbmap

also these setting can be in your keyboard setting junk in xorg.conf or xfree86.conf or whatever it is.


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