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Old 06-29-2005, 11:42 PM   #1
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Smile where is gnome keyboard shortcut file?


I want to backup my gnome keyboard shortcut file, and as well as copy it to other workstations or different users.....but I just can't find it. Feel so stupid....
 
Old 06-30-2005, 04:22 PM   #2
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there isn't one particular file. it's in the gnome registry, and is stored somewhere under ~/.gconf/apps/metacity...
 
Old 07-04-2005, 11:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Chris.

Does it mean that it will be better for me to use a third-party keyboard shortcuts program?
 
Old 07-05-2005, 08:22 AM   #4
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no not at all. it's just not really designed to be maniuplated outside of gconf. I'm sure you can just copy the relevant %gconf.xml files wherever you wish
 
Old 07-18-2005, 10:25 PM   #5
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Thanks Chris!
 
Old 12-25-2009, 08:03 PM   #6
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While Googling to answer this question for myself, I wasn't happy with the above reply and kept "at it" until I found the actual answer...

EACH custom keyboard shortcut you set via the Gnome menu Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts gets a directory and %gconf.xml file under the directory ~/.gconf/desktop/gnome/keybindings

I currently have 5 keybindings defined, so this is the result:
Code:
chris@myhouse ~/.gconf/desktop/gnome/keybindings$ ls
custom0  custom1  custom2  custom3  custom4  %gconf.xml
Best to tar these to backup and/or transfer to another computer. Which is something I'm in the process of doing.

ALSO, you might want to check out Autokey. http://code.google.com/p/autokey/ It is a daemon that runs and can interpret keypress combinations but has far more capabilities than Gnome Keyboard Shortcuts. I use Gnome Keyboard Shortcuts to launch programs and Autokey to do text insertion and & keypress manipulation.

Best,
Chris
 
  


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