Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114360
Keyboard shortcuts missing "add" functionality
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:19:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
The Preferences/Keyboard Shortcuts tool gnome-keybinding-properties
which is intended amongst other things for binding keyboard special
keys to events in the window manager seems to be completely missing
the "add" functionality described in the help system.
The process of adding special keys is described in the help system:
To add a hot key, perform the following steps:
1. Click Add. A Custom Binding dialog is displayed.
Unfortunately there is nothing labeled "add" to click in the
gnome-keybinding-properties tool when I open it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select Preferences/Keyboard Shortcuts or run
2.Note the complete lack of anything labeled "add"
Actual Results: No "add" functionality though the help says there is,
and the tool has very little use without it.
Expected Results: Reality conforming to claims made in the help file.
This was a patch that sun added, and never made it upstream. It's
fixed in later versions of GNOME.
not sure how to do this properly, but cross-referencing:
One of the things that's been bugging me about Gnome 2.2, or more
specifically bluecurve in RedHat 9.0 is the inability to specify
global keyboard shortcuts (aka hotkeys) for specific commands. For
example, to open a gnome terminal session (or xterm, etc) I used to
always set a shortcut keystroke of Ctrl-Alt-C (for console). Today, I
finally figured out how to do this while browsing around in gconf-
editor, which is somewhat similar in functionality to the Windows
Registry Editor, except the changes are stored in xml files under
Okay, here's a step by step method for setting keybindings in
metacity in a gnome 2.2 environment,
Edit one of run_command_1 through run_command_12 and specify a
keybinding to use to run that command (eg. "<Ctrl><Alt>c")
Specify a command that you want to run after hitting the keybinding
specified above (eg. gnome-terminal --geometry 90x40+50+50)
Repeat as necessary
Duplicate of bug #88805.