Bug ID: 393143
           Summary: Allow assigning hotkeys to creating new files from
                    templates (e.g. text files)
           Product: dolphin
           Version: 17.12.3
          Platform: Other
                OS: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
  Target Milestone: ---

## Overview

Some file managers like Nautilus offer the ability to assign keyboard shortcuts
to creating new files (in analogy to creating a new folder). I would propose
that Dolphin offer a similar feature-set, as I think it would greatly enhance
Dolphin's keyboard usability.

I find myself creating new text files quite often, and navigating through the
context menu to eventually get to the relevant entry always feels like a chore.
Contrast that to Nautilus where I had bound the same action of creating an
empty text file to Ctrl+Shift+E, creating a very streamlined workflow for -
what I feel is - a very commonly used action.

## Implementation ideas

As Dolphin does come with quite a few templates by default, it might make sense
to initially limit the scope of this to creating text files, as that is
probably the most commonly used file creation choice. Ideally users would be
able to set up a custom key binding for each template through Dolphin's
existing shortcut assignment menu. But if that is too complex to implement, I
think that most users would also be happy with a hardcoded default.


Thank you for giving this suggestion your consideration. Please let me know if
you have any questions or would like me to elaborate on any details.

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