[jitsi-users] Global hortcuts are blocking other applications


#1

Hello.

These past three months, I have been frantically searching for a
solution to a problem I had, namely that I couldn't re-open closed
tabs in my favorite browser using the Ctrl + Shift + T shortcut...
And today, I finally found out that it was Jitsi that had a "global
shortcut" that caused my problem.

I subscribed to this list to ask if it is intended that jitsi prevents
other applications from using the same shortcuts as itself.
I also would like to know if those default keyboard shortcuts should
not be validated by the user while installing the program, so that
such a problem doesn't happen again.

Of course, I would like to present my apologies if the problem comes
from windows instead of Jitsi.

Regards,
LLoyd


#2

Hey LLoyd,

Indeed Ctrl+Shift+T is "push to talk" in Jitsi.

You can change it though. That's probably the easiest way of addressing this.

Emil

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On 28.10.14, 20:42, LLoyd wrote:

Hello.

These past three months, I have been frantically searching for a
solution to a problem I had, namely that I couldn't re-open closed
tabs in my favorite browser using the Ctrl + Shift + T shortcut...
And today, I finally found out that it was Jitsi that had a "global
shortcut" that caused my problem.

I subscribed to this list to ask if it is intended that jitsi prevents
other applications from using the same shortcuts as itself.
I also would like to know if those default keyboard shortcuts should
not be validated by the user while installing the program, so that
such a problem doesn't happen again.

Of course, I would like to present my apologies if the problem comes
from windows instead of Jitsi.

Regards,
LLoyd

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#3

Hello emil, and thank you for your answer.

I have disabled all global shortcuts as soon as I found out about
those, but my question was more along the line of:
"Is jitsi blocking those shortcuts from other apps intentional or avoidable?"

Regards,
LLoyd

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On 3 November 2014 23:59, Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org> wrote:

Hey LLoyd,

Indeed Ctrl+Shift+T is "push to talk" in Jitsi.

You can change it though. That's probably the easiest way of addressing
this.

Emil

On 28.10.14, 20:42, LLoyd wrote:

Hello.

These past three months, I have been frantically searching for a
solution to a problem I had, namely that I couldn't re-open closed
tabs in my favorite browser using the Ctrl + Shift + T shortcut...
And today, I finally found out that it was Jitsi that had a "global
shortcut" that caused my problem.

I subscribed to this list to ask if it is intended that jitsi prevents
other applications from using the same shortcuts as itself.
I also would like to know if those default keyboard shortcuts should
not be validated by the user while installing the program, so that
such a problem doesn't happen again.

Of course, I would like to present my apologies if the problem comes
from windows instead of Jitsi.

Regards,
LLoyd

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#4

Hello emil, and thank you for your answer.

I have disabled all global shortcuts as soon as I found out about
those, but my question was more along the line of:
"Is jitsi blocking those shortcuts from other apps intentional or avoidable?"

It is just a side-effect of global shortcuts. We intercept these key
combos so that we would be able to react to them. We could potentially
avoid that if we made sure we are not intercepting them unless we are
in the right context (i.e., on a call). A patch for this would be
welcome.

Cheers,
Emil

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On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 1:58 AM, LLoyd <lloydsensei+jitsi@gmail.com> wrote:

Regards,
LLoyd

On 3 November 2014 23:59, Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org> wrote:

Hey LLoyd,

Indeed Ctrl+Shift+T is "push to talk" in Jitsi.

You can change it though. That's probably the easiest way of addressing
this.

Emil

On 28.10.14, 20:42, LLoyd wrote:

Hello.

These past three months, I have been frantically searching for a
solution to a problem I had, namely that I couldn't re-open closed
tabs in my favorite browser using the Ctrl + Shift + T shortcut...
And today, I finally found out that it was Jitsi that had a "global
shortcut" that caused my problem.

I subscribed to this list to ask if it is intended that jitsi prevents
other applications from using the same shortcuts as itself.
I also would like to know if those default keyboard shortcuts should
not be validated by the user while installing the program, so that
such a problem doesn't happen again.

Of course, I would like to present my apologies if the problem comes
from windows instead of Jitsi.

Regards,
LLoyd

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