Kate issues
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Kate does not work well with keyboard navigation. https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-accessibility/2018-November/003253.html

I can confirm that with Kate (unlike other applications the key press for up keys is seemingly not sent. The Qt stuff uses a relatively crude global event filter, presumably that's where to look. This is not technically related to Plasma, but I don't feel like staring a new board, but want to track this somewhere.

gladhorn triaged this task as Normal priority.

https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/245319/ presumably fixes the keys not being sent.

This is kinda blocked on getting the patch into Qt, that's a more general solution instead of hacking around it in Kate.

Can i test this or help somehow to get this reviewed/ merged?

You can build Qt and run Kate with the patched Qt version. Sadly the change to Qt needs more work and I haven't gotten around to it for a long time :(

You can build Qt and run Kate with the patched Qt version. Sadly the change to Qt needs more work and I haven't gotten around to it for a long time :(

ah ok. if i read some of joanies messages, it feels that it will fix some more issues too.