Bug 353596 - Kcalc should be started when pressing calculator keyboard button
Summary: Kcalc should be started when pressing calculator keyboard button
Alias: None
Product: kcalc
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Kubuntu Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Evan Teran
Keywords: junior-jobs
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-10-06 08:50 UTC by Marius Kotsbak
Modified: 2022-09-23 23:24 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Latest Commit:
Version Fixed In: 22.12


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Description Marius Kotsbak 2015-10-06 08:50:06 UTC
It would be nice if Kcalc had been started when pressing calculator keyboard button.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press calculator keyboard button

Actual Results:  
KCalc does not start

Expected Results:  
KCalc should start
Comment 1 Marius Kotsbak 2015-10-06 09:14:51 UTC
This could be solved by adding something like this:




Key=Launch (1)

to /usr/share/khotkeys/defaults.khotkeys
Comment 2 vindicator 2017-01-08 14:19:01 UTC
I am finding this issue as well after a clean install of archlinux along with kcalc.

Settings->Shortcuts->"Global Shortcuts"->"KDE Daemon"->Calculator IS set to "Launch (1)" which IS correct, but still won't launch.

Adding in "Custom Shortcuts", Edit->New->"Global Shortcut"->Command/URL using "Launch (1)" and running "kcalc" DOES work.
Comment 3 Rober 2017-10-12 18:42:55 UTC
I'm trying to assign a hotkey to run kcal directly but it don't work (it works actualy for others app)

Similar to others guys
Comment 4 Nate Graham 2022-07-20 17:15:00 UTC
This would need to be defined in KCalc's own .desktop file; moving there.
Comment 5 Bug Janitor Service 2022-08-21 14:39:13 UTC
A possibly relevant merge request was started @ https://invent.kde.org/utilities/kcalc/-/merge_requests/43
Comment 6 Bug Janitor Service 2022-08-29 15:48:58 UTC
A possibly relevant merge request was started @ https://invent.kde.org/utilities/kcalc/-/merge_requests/44
Comment 7 Albert Astals Cid 2022-09-20 20:53:43 UTC
Git commit f5f967adb34b3c7eb03c0481294f56e51b4bf27d by Albert Astals Cid, on behalf of Paul Worrall.
Committed on 20/09/2022 at 20:52.
Pushed by aacid into branch 'master'.

Add global shortcut to launch kcalc

Adding the 'Launch (1)' shortcut key which Qt5 maps to XF86Calculator

M  +4    -0    CMakeLists.txt
M  +3    -0    org.kde.kcalc.desktop