[Geany-Devel] 'shiftcolumn' plugin - keyboard shortcut conflict

Steven Blatnick steve8track at xxxxx
Tue Mar 25 23:26:47 UTC 2014

The shortcut code would look something like this:

         key_group = plugin_set_key_group(geany_plugin,
    "plugin_name_keyboard_shortcut", KB_GROUP, NULL);
         keybindings_set_item(key_group, KB_PLUGIN, shortcut_callback, 0, 0,
             "plugin_name", _("Shortcut Name"), NULL);

Here is a simple plugin that uses that structure:
Here is another plugin that allows dynamically adding shortcuts (as 
opposed to a fixed number):
line 64

I hope this helps,


On 03/25/2014 05:12 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
> On 26 March 2014 09:33, Shankhoneer Chakrovarty <shankhoneer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 'shiftcolumn' is one of the orphaned plugin which I have decided to work on.
>> shiftcolumn's default shortcut key to move the selected text to right is
>> <Primary>0 which conflicts with "Zoom reset", making the plugin useless to
>> move the text right unless for every move the user clicks Tools->Shift
>> Right. Shift left is done by <Primary>9 key which is working fine.
>> Also, this plugin doesnt have its plugin preferences dialog box.
>> I was planning to change the default shortcut key for the aforementioned
>> behavior of the plugin to <Primary>8 which AFAIK doesnt conflict with
>> anything.
>> Do you guys think its a good idea? What should I do to prevent such problems
>> to arise in future?
> It is actually preferable that plugins do not have default keybindings.
> It is not known what combination plugins will be loaded and so it is
> not known what combination of keybindings might clash, and it is not
> known what keybindings a user might define themselves that can clash.
> So I would recommend that default keybindings be removed from plugins.
> Cheers
> Lex
>> Thanks,
>> Shankhoneer Chakrovarty
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