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With KDE you can set any key or a combination of keys to trigger an action on your computer. As an example: when I ''pause'' my work I want to lock my screen with the <keycap>Pause</keycap> key so my colleagues cannot [http://zvon.org/comp/r/ref-Jargon_file.html#Terms~baggy_pantsing baggy-pants] me. Here is how to do that.
 
With KDE you can set any key or a combination of keys to trigger an action on your computer. As an example: when I ''pause'' my work I want to lock my screen with the <keycap>Pause</keycap> key so my colleagues cannot [http://zvon.org/comp/r/ref-Jargon_file.html#Terms~baggy_pantsing baggy-pants] me. Here is how to do that.
  
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* [http://www.linuxintro.org/wiki/oPen_a_conSole open a console]
 
* [http://www.linuxintro.org/wiki/oPen_a_conSole open a console]
  
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* call the command <code>systemsettings</code>
 
* call the command <code>systemsettings</code>
  
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* select <menuchoice>Shortcuts and Gestures -> Custom Shortcuts -> Edit -> New -> Global Shortcut -> Command/URL</menuchoice> and enter <code>Pause</code>
 
* select <menuchoice>Shortcuts and Gestures -> Custom Shortcuts -> Edit -> New -> Global Shortcut -> Command/URL</menuchoice> and enter <code>Pause</code>
  
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[[File:Snapshot-pause-key.png|500px]]
 
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* In the <menuchoice>Trigger</menuchoice> tab, click on  <menuchoice>None</menuchoice>
 
* In the <menuchoice>Trigger</menuchoice> tab, click on  <menuchoice>None</menuchoice>
  
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* press the <keycap>Pause</keycap> key
 
* press the <keycap>Pause</keycap> key
  
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* go to the <menuchoice>Action</menuchoice> tab
 
* go to the <menuchoice>Action</menuchoice> tab
  
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* enter
 
* enter
 
{{Input|1=qdbus org.kde.screensaver /ScreenSaver org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver.Lock}}
 
{{Input|1=qdbus org.kde.screensaver /ScreenSaver org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver.Lock}}
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{{Input|1=/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kscreenlocker --forcelock}}
 
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* click <menuchoice>Apply</menuchoice>
 
* click <menuchoice>Apply</menuchoice>
  
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* test it by pressing the <keycap>Pause</keycap> key
 
* test it by pressing the <keycap>Pause</keycap> key
  
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* [http://www.linuxintro.org/wiki/Configure_your_PAUSE_key_to_lock_the_screen source of this page]
 
* [http://www.linuxintro.org/wiki/Configure_your_PAUSE_key_to_lock_the_screen source of this page]
  
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[[Category:Tutorials]]
 
[[Category:Tutorials]]
 
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With KDE you can set any key or a combination of keys to trigger an action on your computer. As an example: when I pause my work I want to lock my screen with the Pause key so my colleagues cannot baggy-pants me. Here is how to do that.

  • call the command systemsettings
  • select Shortcuts and Gestures -> Custom Shortcuts -> Edit -> New -> Global Shortcut -> Command/URL and enter Pause

Snapshot-pause-key.png

  • In the Trigger tab, click on None
  • press the Pause key
  • go to the Action tab
  • enter
qdbus org.kde.screensaver /ScreenSaver org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver.Lock

or (whatever works)

/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kscreenlocker_greet

or (whatever works)

/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kscreenlocker --forcelock
  • click Apply
  • test it by pressing the Pause key

See also


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