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Old 08-11-2004, 02:35 PM   #1
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Keyboard shortcuts for desktop icons in KDE?

Is it possible to assign keyboard shortcuts to icons on my KDE desktop (just like in Windows)?
Old 08-11-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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I don't think you can do this directly but when you use the kde configuration center you can assign actions to keys. If you take the same action as the shortcut it should do the trick. In the system part there is something called khotkeys. This is the configuration utility you should use for this.
take for example a XAWTV (television program) on my desktop.
if you right click that you can see the command.
the in khotkeys you make a new action
change the action name
then chose hotkey to command (or whatever it should be in english) as the actiontype.
Go to the second tab-page and click the button. Now you will a pop-up window and all you have to do is push the key you want to use.
Now go to the command tab and copy the command from the desktop icon to there.
Press on apply and all should.
Might sound like a lot but khotkeys does the trick.
Old 08-12-2004, 05:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for the answer, I tried it - it works perfectly!

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