[svlug] EMACS keybindings in KDE?

Marco Walther marco at sonic.net
Thu Apr 12 22:27:16 PDT 2007

On Thursday 12 April 2007 14:28, David Rosenstrauch wrote:
> When a user first logs into KDE, it takes you through a wizard (which I
> unfortunately can't recall the name of) that lets you (among other
> things) choose the key emulation that KDE will use.  I don't recall if
> emacs emulation is one of the options, but if it is I'm guessing that's
> where you'd set it.
> Sorry for the faulty memory.  Perhaps someone else can chime in with the
> app name.

You can always change every keyboard shortcut in
* K-> Personal Settings  (On SuSE opens the kcontrol application, you can do 
that by hand as well;-)

* Search for Keyboard Shortcuts in there. For me it's in
   Regional & Accessibility -> Keyboard Shortcuts

* Change whatever you don't like ;-)

I hope this helps;-) I'm sitting in front of a SuSE box running KDE 3.5.2 
right now. The layout might be a bit different in different versions.

-- Marco

> HTH,
> DR
> Larry Colen wrote:
> > I've recently been giving KDE a try. The one thing, however, that is
> > driving me crazy is that it uses "windows key bindings". I know that
> > gnome recently broke and started using them, but found a way to fix
> > it.
> >
> > My fingers are used to emacs key bindings. Ctrl-A is supposed to go to
> > the beginning of the line, not select everything. My brain just can't
> > shift keybindings depending on whether I'm at the shell prompt,
> > editing a document, or trying to type a URL.
> >
> > I've been trying to find out how to fix the broken keybindings in KDE,
> > but all I can seem to find is people complaining about the same thing,
> > or directions on how to change them in GTK. Does anyone here know how
> > to change them?
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