View Full Version : [ubuntu] how to permamently disable or change default key bindings
January 19th, 2013, 05:46 PM
I want to know how I can modify the default keybindings on my Ubuntu 12.10 system using Unity window manager.
I want to disable 'move window' keybinding ALT-F8 and ALT-F7.
I changed it in keyboad->shortcuts but every time I reboot my machine the default settings seem to be back.
Does somebody has got an idea what I can do ?
January 19th, 2013, 06:22 PM
Run each command in terminal...
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings begin-resize 
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings begin-move 
To revert changes use...
gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings begin-move
gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings begin-resize
January 21st, 2013, 08:24 PM
thank you. I added these lines to my .profile.
One thing is still open for me:
When I check the keys I can find 'panel-main-menu' is bound to ALT+F1.
This I also want to 'free' for my application. If I set it to  however,
this has got no effect.
Seems there is another key binding config for unity ?
Maybe you know that.
Thanks in advance.
January 23rd, 2013, 05:38 AM
The gsettings command
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu 
should disable alt+F1 in dconf and
ccsm > Gnome Compatibilty
However there is another setting to disable in
ccsm > Ubuntu Unity Plugin
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