Difference between revisions of "Tutorials/hotkeys"

(Marked this version for translation)
m (formatting)
Line 12: Line 12:
* select <menuchoice>Shortcuts and Gestures -> Custom Shortcuts -> Edit -> New -> Global Shortcut -> Command/URL</menuchoice> and enter <code>Pause</code>
* select <menuchoice>Shortcuts and Gestures</menuchoice> &rarr; <menuchoice>Custom Shortcuts</menuchoice> &rarr; <menuchoice>Edit</menuchoice> &rarr; <menuchoice>New</menuchoice> &rarr; <menuchoice>Global Shortcut</menuchoice> &rarr; <menuchoice>Command/URL</menuchoice> and enter <code>Pause</code>

Revision as of 12:57, 20 April 2019

Other languages:
English • ‎dansk • ‎français • ‎українська

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 GesturesCustom ShortcutsEditNewGlobal ShortcutCommand/URL and enter Pause


  • 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)


or (whatever works)

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

See also

This page was last edited on 20 April 2019, at 12:57. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.