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mvanadel 09-27-2003 02:36 PM

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Gnome

I'm trying to set up some custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome (I just installed RedHat 9 on my laptop). In the Preferences menu there is a keyboard shortcuts tool, but it doesn't have an option to add my own custom shortcuts. Is there another way to do this? Has anyone else had this problem?


chup 09-27-2003 08:43 PM

when im in gnome, i can just go to gnome config screen, then select keyboard shortcuts, click on one and enter a custom one?!
i dont know what version of gnome im running, its the one on mandy 9.1

mvanadel 09-28-2003 12:18 AM

My problem is that I don't have an option to enter new shortcuts--i.e., assign a key combination to open a terminal window, etc. Any advice on how to do that? There is no terminal window option when I open the keyboard shortcuts tool under the gnome preferences.

chup 09-28-2003 09:04 AM

hmm, i see your point.
there is some info on creating keyboard shortcuts here
i hope this helps you, this was the most useful info i could find atm

mvanadel 09-28-2003 11:39 AM

Hmm...I don't know if that link applies, but I appreciate the help! If I figure it out I'll post here.

mvanadel 09-28-2003 12:20 PM

Ok, I managed to figure it out:

1. You have to open the GConf Editor (gconf-editor).

2. Navigate to the /apps/metacity/global_keybindings key

3. There will be several values of the form: run_command_n (n = 1,2,3...12).

4. Edit the value of one of them to the keybinding you want (e.g., <Ctrl>1)

5. Go to the /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands key

6. Edit the value of the corresponding command_n to the command you want to run (e.g., gnome-terminal).

Perhaps there's an easier way to do this?

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