I was thinking about starting to use KRunner, but as it is working on my machine right now, it is unusable. Every time I activate KRunner, by hitting CTRL+Space (I changed the default key), the text field fills with whatever is in the copy buffer at the time. This, I don’t like, since what’s in my copy buffer is often a password from my password manager.
Worse than that is that the text is not selected, so I have to first use SHIFT+Home to select all text and then I can start typing whatever I want.
There does not seem to be a setting for using the copy buffer or not (I can’t really see why anyone would want that anyway), not even in the config file ~/.config/krunnerrc. Can this be fixed? Are there other “runner” applications that works more like I want them to work, always with an empty field, or maybe with the previous search text BUT SELECTED, so that you can just start to type?
What you are experiencing is most likely the result of the chosen hotkey for invoking krunner. On my system here, I have set the hotkeys for krunner to Alt+F2 and Meta+Space respectively, and I’m not seeing the same thing you are.
Nope, I can’t do that right now, I have a major file copying operation going for another hour or so. As soon as that is completed, I will reboot the machine completely, because I have some other issues as well…