[ Thomas Zander, Sa., 31. Mär. 2007 ]
> I regret that that happened, its something I can sympathise with, for sure.
> This argument, however, doesn't really help here as the solution to your
> problem is to stop using alt for that purpose completely.
In my KDE version (3.5.6) Alt only functions as a normal modifier key, and I
object to reimplement a broken feature that was removed some time ago from
> But the rest of your argument doesn't hold. For plain practicality. If we
> have to stop creating shortcuts in our application that are used on any and
> all platforms, we are left with just about no keys free.
Sorry, I did not make my argument clear.
I said that global shortcuts (Desktop and window management; navigation)
cannot be used by applications. Those are limited in number, and we can
reduce the number by making KDE more consistent with them.
Since there is no technical solution to automatically switch between vastly
different application shortcuts schemes depending on the platform, and since
there is no way for application authors to create all those different schemes
without running all those platforms, it is much easier to define few F-keys
and other global shortcuts that are out of bounds for applications.