KDE Plasma Keyboard Shortcut Settings
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What is a KKSRC file?
KDE Plasma is a graphical workspace environment available for various platforms. Most often, KDE Plasma is used as a desktop GUI for Linux systems.
Plasma stores Global and Custom Keyboard Shortcut settings in KKSRC files. These files specify key combinations you can press to perform various functions. For example, a KKSRC file might contain the setting Walk Through Windows=Alt+Tab. This means that, if that KKSRC file is a user's currently applied shortcut file, they can press Alt + Tab to switch between application windows.
By default, Plasma stores Global Shortcuts in the following directory:
And it stores Custom Shortcuts in the following directory:
How to open a KKSRC file
You can open and edit a KKSRC file with Kate Editor (multiplatform), Microsoft Visual Studio Code (multiplatform), or any other text editor. Doing so allows you to customize the keyboard shortcuts the file contains.
To use a KKSRC file with KDE Plasma, either import the file in the Global Shortcuts section of System Settings or use the following command to change your current keyboard shortcut scheme: