A user on reddit recently asked how to trigger any widget using the Meta key.
The Meta key “shortcut” works by KWin detecting the keypress and sending a DBus signal to another process (
latte-dock). I believe this is necessary since the Qt keyboard shortcut “Actions” do not support modifier only shortcuts, and the only way to add support for it would be to patch Qt upstream or fork Qt and rewrite every KDE app using that fork of Qt (like KDE4 did?).
Technically, we can have it trigger a widget using a
qdbus org.kde.kglobalaccel ... command.
In order to determine which widget id (
56) you need, check
In order to assign the
kwinrc, you need to turn the command into a StringList. Replace the spaces between arguments with a comma
,. We also need the
invokeShortcut method’s namespace, which we normally can normally leave it out when running
qdbus from the terminal since there usually isn’t a name conflict. First run the following command:
to find all the functions and their namespaces for the
invokeShortcut’s namespace is
, is the separator, we didn’t need to wrap
activate widget 56 in quotes as spaces are no longer the separator.