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How can I change desktops without using the mouse in KDE? I thought that Alt-F<n> where n is from 1-6 would work but nothing happens. When I try Ctrl-Alt-F<n>, it ...
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    How can I change desktops without using the mouse in KDE? I thought that Alt-F<n> where n is from 1-6 would work but nothing happens. When I try Ctrl-Alt-F<n>, it works but if I just want to change X desktops, Alt-F<n> isn't working. To I need to enable something?

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    The CTRL+ALT+F<n> keys are kernel keys (or at least hooked by the X server itself... I'm not sure about the exact level of it while running X), which explains why they're working. The ALT+F<n> keys and virtual desktops are managed by the window manager, so the configuration for it is surely among the window manager options. I haven't used KDE very much though, so I can't tell more exactly.

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    try CTRL-ALT-<right arrow>
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    After posting the original message, it occured to me that there are bindings for the window managers. Since I use Window like theme, Alt-F4 would obviously kill a program.
    I'm going to have to try the arrow key and see if that works. I'll also look and see if this can be configured using the configuration tool in KDE.

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    it used to work in KDE and still does - im guessing you have redhat 8.0 and no longer think it does? When you login select KDE from the session at the bottom and things will be a little better

    For some reason Redhat didn't include that in their default Bluecurve theme (dumb)
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    MajorWoo,
    Actually I'm running debian linux. Does this actually work?

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    Ctrl-Alt-right arrow didn't work either.

    I'm guessing that the window manager needs to be tweaked here.

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    im not sure then, ive only had much experience with redhat although i would have always assymed it was part of the window manager not the distro
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    solved

    After looking at KDE's config menu for sometime, I found that by pressing the Windows key + F<n> worked out. However, only the LEFT windows key was able to do this and the right Windows key didn't work at all.

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    did you set up your keyboard correctly? You might be using a 105 key keyboard with a 101 keyboard map. Just a guess. I don't know how to check it on Debian either. Sorry.
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    Using a 105 key keyboard with a 101 keyboard map shouldn't matter, though. The scan codes are still the same. But isn't this just reconfigurable by editing the WM's key bindings? I haven't used KDE seriously, so I wouldn't know, but I can't imagine otherwise.

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