[Development] QtQuickControls Action keyboard shortcuts and keyPressEvent (TextField)

Ola Røer Thorsen ola at silentwings.no
Mon Aug 12 12:12:39 CEST 2013

Thanks for the feedback. The bug report is here:


Best regards,

Den 2013-08-12 11:02, skrev Frederik Gladhorn:
> Mandag 12. august 2013 10.54.50 skrev Ola Røer Thorsen:
>> Hello,
>> I'm writing a specialized playback application, based on Qt 5.1. The GUI
>> is based on QtQuick, and uses the QuickControls. The root window is a
>> QQuickWindow, and the base item in the Quick scene is an ApplicationWindow.
>> I use Action items with keyboard shortcuts defined. This works, but it
>> seems like an Action gets the keyboard event before the Quick items
>> receive them. This means that if I have a TextField with active focus,
>> it will not receive any keyboard key press events if such a key is
>> already defined in an Action.
>> I tried the same setup in a QWidget-based application. There it is no
>> problem - I add a QAction to QApplication with a shortcut - it is
>> triggered as long as it's not accepted by a text field first.
>> Example: spacebar is shortcut for a play/pause toggle action. This means
>> space cannot be used in a TextField with active focus. It will toggle
>> play/pause while you type, and no space appears in the text. Please
>> don't tell me I will have to add Ctrl+ to all the shortcuts...
>> Is this intended behavior in QtQuick? Shouldn't the item with active
>> focus get the key press BEFORE any Action?
> Yes, please file an issue on bugreports.qt-project.org .
> The text control should have a chance to do a "shortcut override".
> Greetings
> Frederik
>> Thanks,
>> Ola
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