Version: (using KDE 4.0.98)
Installed from: Ubuntu Packages
I use an AZERTY keyboard and I use Alt+&, Alt+é, Alt+", etc. to switch desktops.
On a QWERTY keyboard, it corresponds to Alt+1, Alt+2, Alt+3, etc.
Alt+& works, Alt+", and the other combinations work too except Alt+é.
When I configure the shortcut, I see Alt+É.
The shortcut will work only if I press the capslock key before.
I tried other accented keys like è, ç, à and ù : same problem.
I confirm this with KDE 4.1.1 and Gentoo.
Same problem here with KDE 4.1.1 on openSuse 11.0.
I tried manually editing ~/.kde4/share/config/kglobalshortcutsrc, replacing Alt+É with Alt+é or Alt+2, but it didn't help.
Could you please retry with kde 4.2? I did some bigger changes that might impact your experiences.
- we now tell if some key is unsupported
- we fixed using shift as a modifier for some keys.
I retried with KDE 4.3 RC3 and this is currently not fixed.
All shortcuts with accented characters does not work (é, à, ç, ...).
If I define a shortcut Alt+é, the configuration window shows `Alt+É` but the shortcut does not work. Same problem with other accented chars.
If I define a shortcut Alt+Shift+é, it shows `Alt+2` (on an AZERTY keyboard shift+é is 2) and the shortcut does not work. Same problem with other accented chars.
If I define a shortcut Alt+&, the configuration window shows `Alt+&` and the shortcut _works_.
If I define a shortcut Alt+Shift+&, it shows `Alt+1` (on an AZERTY keyboard shift+& is 1) and the shortcut does not work.
*** Bug 182434 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Same issue with kde 4.3.4 on gentoo and kde 4.3.3 on debian.
Can you please take a look about this issue :)
I just tested again with KDE 4.3.5 (SLED 11 SP1) and the problem is still present. Can KDE developers please take a look? As far as I am concerned, this is a blocker to KDE 4 migration. I simply can't live without my usual keyboard shortcuts.
At least the bug status should be updated. With several people reporting this bug, the "unconfirmed" state doesn't seem appropriate.
Confirmed with KDE 4.4.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid (https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/387915)
*** Bug 177321 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 176514 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Same bug on KDE 4.5.3 :'(
I also have this problem with KDE 4.7.0.
This bug has been reported many times with many comments.
I think the status of this bug should be change to NEW.
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
This bug is still present with KDE 4.8.0.
This bug is still present with KDE 4.9.0.
Tested with Arch Linux packages.
Bug still present in KDE 4.9.0.
This bug is still present in KDE 4.10.0 (Arch Linux).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 252594 ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 375518 ***