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[SOLVED] Re: Stretch and Gnome 3 : defining a new keyboard shortcut

On 07/03/2018 17:17, Rol Ham wrote:
Hi Bernard,

On 07.03.2018 15:32, Bernard wrote:
Hi to Everyone,

On my new Debian Stretch with Gnome 3.22, I wanted to define a keyboard
shortcut to launch an Xterm. If I go to 'Settings' ==> 'Parameters' ==>
'Keyboard', and '+' at the bottom of the list so as to add a new
personnalized shortcut, a new box get displayed, in which I am supposed
to write a name, a command name, and define a shortcut. As for 'name', I
entered 'Terminal', and as for command name, I wrote :'gnome-terminal',
since this is what works in a terminal whenever you want to open an
extra one.

I have done it the same way (command 'gnome-terminal') and the shortcut
works fine. Maybe the choosen shortcut is already in use? So far as I
remember I had to disable a shortcut in use before reassigning it.

I tested a bit more, and succeeded to get this to work. Things to remember are as follow :

- After pressing the '+' sign to add a new shortcut, record the chosen keyboard shortcut FIRST. You can't do anything else until you have done that first. Only after this can you successfully seize names and command.

- Don't expect the new shortcut to work right away. You will have to reboot your system before it work.

Thanks for your help