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    Hot keys not working

    Since years I use a bunch of Meta+* hotkeys but right now only one is working, Meta+D opens Dolphin.

    Settings were made as before and in System Settings (Global hotkeys) they are as expected yet they don't seem to work.

    Any ideas where I should look for a solution?

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    I've always put mine in Custom Shortcuts, not in Global Shortcuts. BTW, Meta+E is already a shortcut for Dolphin (in Global Shortcuts).

    Meta+T for konsole
    Meta+K for Kate
    Meta+F for Firefox all work (in Custom Shortcuts).
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    Yes some come set in the default install and normally I change them to my way, like Meta+N for Firefox (from the days of Netscape...)
    Another way to change and access these settings is by right klicking the menu button and selecting editing applications but whatever I fill in nothing works.

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    Could there be a permissions problem?
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    Unlikely because one works, but how to find out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teunis View Post
    Unlikely because one works, but how to find out?
    Code:
    find . '!' -user $USER -ls
    identifies files not owned by you.
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    Good tip!

    But no dice, only the link to an extra drive shows up. (as owned by root)

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    Can you try with a new user? Will things work with the new user?
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    I just checked again after today's updates. Custom shortcuts can be added just fine.

    The two files written when a custom shortcut is added/modified are
    ~/.config/khotkeysrc
    and
    ~/.config/kglobalshortcutsrc

    (Mine is a clean install of 20.04.)
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    After a third(!) full reinstall I've got it working this morning, just a new user made no difference.
    And I don't have a clue why it failed before.
    Except maybe a very recent update to some library.

    Thanks for the suggestions!

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