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Thread: Broken keyboard short cuts

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    Broken keyboard short cuts

    Some of my keyboard shortcuts have stopped working - like ctrl-alt-L to lock the screen. I have tried recreating the shortcut via the keyboard settings but no luck. I have tried changing the shortcut to something else but no luck.

    Any ideas how to fix this? What config file holds the keyboard shortcut mappings?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Broken keyboard short cuts

    I'm sorry I'm not sure how to fix this, but I know the keyboard configs are located somewhere in the X11 folder.
    Code:
    /usr/share/X11/xkb
    Also I found this site which may help. Link
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    Re: Broken keyboard short cuts

    Thanks for the reply LinXnut. I have looked through those directories and it seems like they are for keyboard layout, and assigning special characters to keys. It seems like what I need would be an abstraction layer (or two) up. I didn't see anything in those files for the keyboard shortcuts. I do appreciate the info, learned a thing or two poking around in there.

    Anybody have any idea what config file keyboard shortcuts (like ctrl-alt-L to lock the screen and ctrl-t for a terminal window) are stored in?

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    Re: Broken keyboard short cuts

    Actually another thing you could try is "Gconf-editor"? Type these in a terminal.

    Code:
    $ sudo apt-get install gconf-editor
    After installing, type:

    Code:
    $ gconf-editor &
    1.) Double click apps.
    2.) Go down to "metacity", and double click.
    3.) Open "Keybinding_commands"

    I have never used this before, but this may help your situation.
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    Re: Broken keyboard short cuts

    I will give it a shot. I already have the gconf-editor installed but didn't know it had keybinding stuff in it. Thanks again.

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