Bug 434988 - "Shift" key cannot be used with some shortcuts combinations
Summary: "Shift" key cannot be used with some shortcuts combinations
Alias: None
Product: systemsettings
Classification: Applications
Component: kcm_keys (show other bugs)
Version: 5.21.3
Platform: Arch Linux Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Plasma Bugs List
Depends on: 415289
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Reported: 2021-03-26 18:13 UTC by 80p3fy75dc
Modified: 2023-08-08 13:19 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description 80p3fy75dc 2021-03-26 18:13:36 UTC

Tested with English US and French keymaps 
1. Go to System Settings > Shortcuts
2. Try to assign say "Meta+Shift+1" for "Window to Desktop 1" action

As you press the keys to define the shortcut, "Meta" and "Shift" appear in the box with the wheel, but as soon as you press "1", the shortcut ends up being "Meta+!". It seems that "Shift" key cannot be used in combination with another key which has two variants. Indeed, "Meta+Shift+<any_letter>" or "Meta+Shift+* (the * key being on the numpad and not having any variant) work just fine. But "Meta+Shift+7" will lead to "Meta+&" and so on.

"Shift+<key>" alone without Meta gives mixed results as well: "Shift+F10" or "Shift+Down" are accepted but other combinations such as "Shift+!", "Shift+" or "Shift+4" aren't.


I should be able to assign "Shift+<any_key> or "Meta+Shift+<any_key>" to an action.

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Linux/KDE Plasma: Arch Linux/Gentoo
KDE Plasma Version: 5.21.3
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.80.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Comment 1 Andrey 2021-03-26 19:48:42 UTC
Could you check if it differs on Wayland?
Comment 2 80p3fy75dc 2021-03-26 21:09:47 UTC
(In reply to Andrey from comment #1)
> Could you check if it differs on Wayland?

I've just tried on Wayland and it doesn't make any difference unfortunately. Same behavior than on X11.
Comment 3 80p3fy75dc 2021-10-04 09:33:38 UTC
Any update?
Comment 4 Andrey 2021-10-04 11:39:01 UTC
Could you try to do some investigation and find related issues here or for Qt?
I think I saw something related with Shift modifier for shortcuts..

It would help to push it forward.
Comment 5 Jacopo 2023-06-04 17:51:43 UTC
Sorry to dig up this old bug, but it seems it's still unsolved.

This is my system info:

OS: Fedora Linux 37 KDE
KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.105.0
Qt Version: 5.15.9
Graphics Platform: Wayland

I'm pretty sure I wasn't seeing this on Kubuntu 20.04 LTS (which I believe shipped with X11).

The issue is exactly what described earlier: I can also confirm that "Ctrl+Shift+NumPad*" combinations are affected, even if I set the advanced keyboard setting "Numeric keypad always enters digits (as in macOS)".
Comment 6 Andrey 2023-06-06 18:05:45 UTC
What if you keep only English layout configured in your system?