My Arch Linux machine has KDE Plasma desktop installed and I'm using Konsole as a terminal. In Konsole, when I highlight text and press Ctrl+Shift+C on my keyboard to copy it, I get this popup message.

The key sequence 'Ctrl+Shift+C' is ambiguous. Use 'Configure Shortcuts'
from the 'Settings' menu to solve the ambiguity.
No action will be triggered.

The Konsole version is v20.08.0-1.

UPDATE: This only occurs in a a terminal I open in a Dolphin folder. When I open a Konsole terminal alone, Ctrl+Shift+C copies correctly.

2 Answers 2


I have the same problem with Dolphin. For Dolphin Ctrl+Shift+C — is shortcut for «Copy location» action. You can reassign it to None or to other key sequence. Ctrl+Shift+L works fine for me.

I suppose, it is only Arch \ Manjaro problem. There is no such problem at least on Kubuntu and Fedora. But «Copy location» is also absent.


So, what to do before it'll be fixed:

  1. Run Dolphin.
  2. Go to «Settings» Menu.
  3. Click «Configure Keyboard Shortcuts …».
  4. Search «Copy location».
  5. Assigned the «Custom» shortcut.

Additionally, you can save your shortcut scheme for future:

  1. Within «Configure Keyboard Shortcut» dialog click «Manage Schemes».
  2. Click «More Actions» → «Export Schemes …»
  3. Save it in some place on your device.
  4. Within «Configure Keyboard Shortcut / Manage Schemes» сlick «New».
  5. Set the name for your new scheme.
    • It it'll be the empty scheme without shortcuts
  6. Then import your previously exported scheme.

Moreover, you can check you local shortcut configuration with:

grep 'Ctrl+Shift+C' -r ~/.local/ -r ~/.config/

For me:

  • Konsole: ~/.local/share/konsole/shortcuts/Default. Shortcuts is placed into «Default» profile config.
  • Dolphin: ~/.local/share/kxmlgui5/dolphin/dolphinui.rc.

But your locations may be different. For more details see this thread on KDE forum:


The most likely explanation is that this is also a global shortcut or a Kwin shortcut. Open System Settings ⇒ Shortcuts and find it there.

Lastly you may have assigned two different actions to the same shortcut within Konsole in which case

Use 'Configure Shortcuts' from the 'Settings' menu to solve the ambiguity.

  • When I open "System settings" and click "Shortcuts," what should I look for? I don't see any Ctrl+Shift+C shortcut in "Kwin"
    – Username
    Aug 21, 2020 at 22:50

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