Bug 380284 - Typing in the desktop window opens KRunner instead of invoking type-ahead behavior seen in Dolphin
Summary: Typing in the desktop window opens KRunner instead of invoking type-ahead beh...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 318538
Alias: None
Product: plasmashell
Classification: Plasma
Component: Desktop Containment (show other bugs)
Version: master
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: Marco Martin
Keywords: usability
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-05-28 17:33 UTC by DLx
Modified: 2021-01-08 20:31 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description DLx 2017-05-28 17:33:42 UTC
when I have input focus on the desktop window and you type something I would expect the same behaviour as in dolphin file manager (which select the first file matching the text imput) instead it runs automatically the krunner.
If it is a wanted feature, it could be wise to let the user choose the desktop behaviour in a menu inside the system settings or leave such a behaviour to the cointainment.
Comment 1 Eike Hein 2017-05-29 09:59:09 UTC
This is currently desired behavior but you might have a point with your request.
Comment 2 Marco Martin 2017-05-29 12:36:52 UTC
i think it makes sense for the folderview containment to manage key events by itself (while the empty desktop containment would still fall back to the view launching krunner) could also make sense for the behavior to be changeable (only for folderview) in tweaks
Comment 3 Nate Graham 2021-01-08 20:31:48 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 318538 ***