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    Change a keyboard Shortcut Ubuntu 11.10

    Greetings all,
    Before upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10, I had my printscreen key pointing to ksnapshot. After my upgrade my printscreen key is firing up a different snapshot program. How do I change this to start up ksapshot?

    Ksnapshot allows me to draw a retangle of different sizes to create a snapshot. This is easier than editing a snapshot of the entire screen.

    I went into the system >> keyboard >> Shortcuts >> Screenshots, but I cannot change what program is triggered by the clicking of the Printscreen key.

    Appreciate any help, thanks...

  2. #2
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    Re: Change a keyboard Shortcut Ubuntu 11.10

    Hallo!

    I have the same problem also. Some keys can be reassigned properly but others cannot -- "Print Screen" and "Insert" in particular cannot be remapped to anything, although, say, "Pause/Break" can. It is very frustrating! I have had custom keybindings for several years and relearning is very painful.

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    Re: Change a keyboard Shortcut Ubuntu 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by wkrekik View Post
    not the answer for me i want to reassign what program is launched, not the key combination..any thoughts?

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    Re: Change a keyboard Shortcut Ubuntu 11.10

    Hi YankeeFan, mbmccurdy, frodowiz and others who are affected,

    I opened this bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/932990
    related to this very problem. If it affects you please go there and say it affects you to give it some priority for fixing.

    thanks.

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    Re: Change a keyboard Shortcut Ubuntu 11.10

    The keybindings setting in Ubuntu 11.10 is weird, but you can set a different screenshot program for the print key in gconf. Provided you have installed gconf, go to apps -> metacity -> keybinding_commands - the last two in the list are the commands for making a full screenshot and a window shot respectively, and here you can simply set what you want.

    I am using Shutter, and that program actually seems to be able to change these two settings by itself once you enable the keys in its settings -> keyboard tab.

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