Hello, it would be awesome to have a default keyboard shortcut for adding attachments. KMail has a great mail composer in terms of keyboard shortcuts, but the only default way of adding an attachment is by accelerator keys (Alt+A+A).
Which shortcut do you think that it can be useful ?
I'll verify the current ones later and I'll make an attempt at that.
Ctrl+key wouldn't work quite nicely due to the lack of keys that could be easily associated to Attachment, unlike most Kontact keyboard shortcuts which are well thought out.
I think Ctrl+Alt+A would be fine, considering Plasma is transitioning to using using Meta/Super/Windows for system and desktop keyboard shortcuts.
There are precedents for Ctrl+Alt+firstletter in KMail, the composer, and Kontact, whereas Ctrl+Shift+firstletter is more related to standardized shortcuts (Ctrl+Shift+Z = redo) or to selection/tabs.
Weirdly enough, when I attempted to set Ctrl+Alt+A, it didn't work. I assume this is because Plasma already has Ctrl+Alt+A for a default shortcut (activate window demanding attention), so Ctrl+Shift+A might be more suitable to avoid conflicts.
Git commit 6074ec194aee70baededfd3090cfe880b4b9a4c8 by Laurent Montel.
Committed on 03/09/2020 at 06:04.
Pushed by mlaurent into branch 'release/20.08'.
Fix Bug 425161 - Default keyboard shortcut for adding attachments
M +1 -0 messagecomposer/src/attachment/attachmentcontrollerbase.cpp