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Old 03-09-2005, 07:33 AM   #1
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Creating shortcuts in Gnome...


Hi all..., I'm using gnome and can't find the way to create my own shortcuts...., all I can find are the default ones, but I'd like to have shortcuts to open some aplications..., like the terminal, mozilla, etc, etc...

Any idea???

Thanks in advance....
 
Old 03-09-2005, 08:01 AM   #2
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Do you mean icon shortcuts on the task bar or the desktop? If on the bar - right click on the bar, select add to bar, pick launcher, select the application to make a shortcut for. If on the desktop - right click on the desktop, select add launcher, select the application.

If you mean keyboard shortcuts - First off here is a link to a nice chart of general keyboard shortcuts. [HERE]

To define your own keyboard shortcuts check out this article on using xev and the Gnome Configuration Editor to make your own. [HERE] The configuration editor may be located in different spots in your Gnome menu depending on the Gnome version and your distro. Check Applications->System Tools->Configuration editor.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 08:25 AM   #3
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ok, what I want are keyboard shortcuts..., I followed your link, but it didn't work, 'cause aparently, I didn't install "xev", so I went to rpmdrake (I have Mandrake 9.2), and I looked for that binary, but couldn't find it....

How do I install "xev"???
 
Old 03-09-2005, 08:34 AM   #4
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Are you sure xev isn't installed? It usually comes with an X install. Try "man xev" at the command line. If it isn't there, and you have urpmi set up you can do "urpmi X11R6-contrib"

I haven't used Mandrake for a long while, so I'm not sure this will do the trick. If xev isn't on your system, and this doesn't work, you may need someone more versed with Mandrake to give a hand.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 08:59 AM   #5
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I checked, and it's not intalled, but what about that package you wrote about?..., is it in there???
 
Old 03-10-2005, 07:20 AM   #6
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Yeah, xev should be in that package.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 07:37 AM   #7
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Well, thanks any way, but I did it without it...., I just had to install gnome-conf, and then I did what that page you gave me the link says....., but instead of using the xev to get the keyboard mapping, I just use the names of the keys..., like "<control>x " to get a new terminal..., etc...

Any way..., thanks for the help!!
 
  


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