I need Ctrl+Alt+ (Left/Right) to be bound to IntelliJ IDEA but something is preventing the combination to reach IDEA. I searched everywhere but I only found information about Gnome and Ubuntu, I'm using KDE with CentOS.

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+ (Left/Right) are also blocked by something that I don't know and it's really slowing me down.

I think I'm using KDE4 because I see some kde4 commands in terminal.

Output of kde4-config --version:

Qt: 4.8.7
KDE Development Platform: 4.14.8
kde4-config: 1.0
  • Ubuntu (w Gnome) 20.04 has "Settings > Keyboard shortcuts > ...", does KDE maybe have something similar? Before 20.04 there was "only" a tweak tool that available. – Hannu May 13 at 19:43
  • "Most of the key-bindings (shortcuts) are configurable in the Settings → Configure Shortcuts menu, if you like to use other key-bindings then the default ones." docs.kde.org/stable5/en/extragear-utils/krusader/… – DrMoishe Pippik May 13 at 20:09
  • @DrMoishePippik I searched that binding everywhere in Shortcuts and Gesture and Window Behavior (which also have some shortcuts there). I fixed Ctrl+Alt+L and Alt+Click there but I really couldn't find Ctrl+Alt+Right/Left and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Right/Left – José Roberto Araújo Júnior May 13 at 21:16
  • did you also check that your installation of IntelliJ IDEA maps those shortcuts? Sometimes software maps different keys when in different platforms (for example windows vs linux, in one the shortcut is one combination and in the other it's a different combination to do the same thing) – msb May 13 at 21:35
  • long ago when I used KDE, ctrl+alt+(left/right/up/down) was used to navigate multiple desktops. Maybe check the settings there instead of the general KDE settings. :) (I personally would never give up that, I love multiple desktops and can't live without it, and I got very used to those shortcuts ;) ) – msb May 13 at 21:38

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