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Bug#291116: marked as done (kicker: K-Menu popup on Win key tap is *hardcoded*)

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Package: kicker
Version: 4:3.3.1-4
Severity: normal

In prior versions of KDE (at least before 3.2), the Windows key could be used
as a plain modifier key.  Since then KDE has, in addition, accumulated the
nasty habit of popping up the K/Start menu when that key is tapped by its

Although I understand this may have been done to better mimic the behaviour of
MS Windows, it would have been really nice to make this configurable somehow.
As is, this behaviour seems to be *hardcoded* into kicker/kbutton.cpp (see the
"#ifdef HAVE_XTEST" sections), rendering KDE an excercise in frustration for
some of us who have adopted the key as a regular and frequently-used modifier
(e.g., all my window manager actions are bound to Winkey-based combos).

This is because, although in the current form the Win key can be used in both
capacities, it leads to trouble when the user changes his or her mind in
mid-key-combo, which results in an unexpected (and very unwelcome) K-Menu
popup.  This is exacerbated if the user has already started typing something
instead, since the focus is yanked from the current app to the K-Menu. In my
workflow this happens excruciatingly frequently.

There does not appear to be any reasonable workaround, even with "xmodmap", as
something always breaks (e.g., mapping Win key to "HyperL" in X, leads to
missing "Win" modifier in KDE).  I'm aware that the K-Menu will not popup on
Win tap if the NumLock is on, but this is not a viable solution, as often one
needs NumLock set in a specific way due to the demands of what one is doing
(i.e., using the NumLock as it was meant to be used).

Please, please, *please* make this hack runtime configurable.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.24-1-686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages kicker depends on:
ii  kdebase-data              4:3.3.1-4      KDE Base (shared data)
ii  kdelibs4                  4:3.3.1-1      KDE core libraries
ii  libart-2.0-2              2.3.16-5       Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-16   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libfam0c102               2.6.10-1       client library to control the FAM 
ii  libgcc1                   1:3.4.1-5      GCC support library
ii  libice6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libidn11                  0.5.2-3        GNU libidn library, implementation
ii  libkonq4                  4:3.3.1-4      Core libraries for KDE's file mana
ii  libpng12-0                1.2.8rel-1     PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3c102-mt             3:3.3.3-7      Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsm6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Window System Session Management
ii  libstdc++5                1:3.3.4-9      The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxext6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxrender1               0.8.3-7        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxtst6                  4.3.0-2        X Window System event recording an
ii  xlibs                     4.3.0-2        X Window System client libraries m
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.1-1      compression library - runtime

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Version: 4:3.5.5-1


No information from submitter in 4 weeks. Closing bug.
If they still occur, please send a mail to control@bugs.debian.org where the 
first line of the mail is "found nnn version" where nnn is the bug number and 
version is the version you have found the bug in. Please also write a mail to 
nnn@bugs.debian.org explaining exactly how to reproduce.

Man, how may I do for configuring a provider?

You neither should ever enable a editor, nor ever need to telnet to the GUI to 
log in the serial port to the parallel editor.

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