W key not working while yakuake active


I'm unable to type a w in any application while yakuake is on, regardless of whether it's open. The keypress does register in "Keyboard Visualizer" and works fine if I kill yakuake.

I've looked at yakuakes shortcuts and can't find any that should stop the key.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Obligatory garuda-inxi

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Garuda (2.6.2-1):
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That's a weird issue.
Was it working fine before or as soon as you installed Yakuake the W stopped working?
I use Yakuake for years all the time and never had such issues.
What about KDE Global Shortcuts? Through System Settings.... you could check if you have it set somewhere.

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Yeah, it's a weird issue, I've used yakuake in the past as well without any problems. I've checked my global shortcuts as well, couldn't find anything strange. And it should be yakuake since it goes away if I quit it.

I installed Garuda just a few hours ago and after a full system update installed yakuake, well reinstalled, since apparently it comes with.

I doubt Garuda comes with Yakuake I have to install it all the time.

Are you using Wayland or X11?
EDIT: X11, I can see above, sorry.

Huh, well, it was preinstalled, at least if I didn't misread. I should be using X11, I've got the latest "KDE Dragonized Gaming Edition", installed from garuda-dr460nized-gaming-linux-zen-220428.iso.

Edit: No worry (:

Ok maybe for the Gaming Edition it comes pre-installed.

If that's the case, then my question is for Garuda Team or someone else who would know the answer: If Yakuake is pre-installed on Gaming Edition, is there any custom settings applied to it by Garuda?

It's got a fancy theme, I can say that at least. And on top of the default-default Default [Read-only] profile, there's an additional "default" Garuda (default) profile. The issue occurs regardless of which I use.

Edit: It looks to be a profile most likely shared between kconsole and yakuake, and possibly more.

Have you defined a specific key to show/hide Yakuake?
I use it with the default F12 and I'm sure it works normally, but I don't have access to my personal laptop at the moment to test any different configuration.
The reason I'm askng is only due to this strange but somewhat similar KDE bug report:

I have changed the keybind to §. And now that I try resetting to defaults, w works again. Leading me to think that I accidentally changed some other keybinding that I missed, however, if I again change the open/close keybind to §, w seizes to work.

I'd safely say that having the open/close keybind as § is what's causing the problem.

Could be another Yakuake bug? Either way you know what to do, glad it works. :slight_smile:

Yeah, sad that I can't have it as such, and I'd say it's a pretty strange bug.

Thanks to the both of you!


Check your keyboard layout(s) in use, in case a wrong keyboard is set and creates this.

grep . "$HOME/.config/kxkbrc"

Fyi, it comes preinstalled on default non-gaming Dragonised edition

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