Key-bindings conflicts between blender and linux desktop environments

Conflicting key bindings

On a Linux (KDE, Gnome) system, the Tab key is often used in shortcuts for window or desktop operations. As a result, the same key combinations with the Tab key do not work on blender. There is a conflict between the software and the desktop environment. The desktop environment takes precedence leaving blender short handed.

The solution is, for each key combination, to remap the key combinations settings either within the operating system, or within blender.

Blender

File > User preferences > Input

On the drop-down menu on the very right, you can select "Key-binding" and input "ALT" or "TAB" or "CTRL TAB" to see all relevant key-bindings.

KDE

Most ALT-key combinations can be remapped here:
KDE menu > System settings > Workspace appearance and behaviour.

Ticket: Search global KDE shortcuts:
http://linux.overshoot.tv/ticket/741

Gnome

If you use the Gnome desktop environment, please help us complete this page.

CTRL + ALT

Blender

ctrl +tab (change selection mode: vert, edg, face)

KDE

CTRL + TAB

Blender

KDE

... > Workspace behaviour > Virtual Desktops > Switching tab
Ctrl + Tab = Switch to next desktop.

ALT + Select Mouse

Blender

KDE

... > Window Behaviour > Window Behaviour > Window Actions
Used to grab a window with the mouse and move it around the desktop.

See also

See also:
http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Introduction/Installing...

Issues related to this page:

ProjectSummaryStatusPriorityCategoryLast updatedAssigned to
Blendershortcuts that don't work (because of OS)activenormalsupport request2 years 48 weeks