Version: 0.8 (using KDE 4.2.90)
Installed from: SuSE RPMs
Running KDE4.3b2, "release 138," under OpenSUSE 11.1, installed from OpenSUSE Factory repos.
I have several existing shortcut keys set up in the KDE menu editor under previous KDE versions, which continue to function normally.
When I try to set up shortcut keys for newly installed applications, the interface works normally, informs me of conflicting key commands, successfully captures and allows me to save the new shortcut keys, remembers them after reboot, etc. However, the key new combinations simply do not work. I have tried several keys and apps with the same result.
I have no custom key bindings set in the system settings (version 1.0, KDE 4.3 beta 2, release 138), and I have no keybinding commands set in the ccsm general settings, though I am also running compiz (0.7.8), also from the OpenSUSE repos. The fact that the application grabs the key combinations shows that it recognizes the keys, and I am not using any unusual keys that don't already function in other menu editor shortcuts. As I say, this bug does not affect existing key combinations in menu editor, which function normally.
Same thing happens with Kubuntu 9.04 KDE 4.3 RC1. Shortcut keys that were set before upgrading to KDE 4.3 beta 2 work, but newly assigned shortcut keys don't.
Problem is still present in KDE 4.3 RC2. How come this is normal priority/unconfirmed? Wouldn't want to roll out KDE 4.3 with this bug, surely?
Fresh install of Kubuntu Karmic alpha 3 with full update today (KDE 4.3), and no app keyboard shortcuts assigned in kmenuedit work (it accepts and keeps them but they don't work). Alt-Tab and other global shortcuts work okay.
Workaround... It appears that when kmenuedit adds the shortcut to ~/.kde/share/config/khotkeysrc (via qdbus?), it sets "Enabled=false". For example:
Name=Firefox Web Browser
If you edit khotskeyrc and change "Enabled=true" for the desired entry, then tell khotkeys to reload its config file:
qdbus org.kde.kded /modules/khotkeys org.kde.khotkeys.reread_configuration
Then the shortcuts work for me. (Note: Don't change all the "Enabled=false" in that file to true because some are just examples)
Created attachment 36104 [details]
script to enable menu shortcuts in khotkeysrc
Be sure to run as user not as root
Also note that this bug may affect the workaround (namely, if it is a brand new menu item, you have to save it twice with the shortcut key before it will be stored, then use the above Enabled=true workaround)...
Also, above is a simple script that corrects the problem in khotkeysrc... run it after saving the menu and it will enable the keys. (On my system the "[Data1..." entries are for the menu - if this differs on your system you will need to change the script.)
*** Bug 199315 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This seems to work for me with svn (4.4pre)
*** Bug 203601 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***