Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74484
no keyboard shortcut for 'open new terminal window'
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
The keyboard shortcuts configuration program in the gnome2 preferences menu has
a bunch of things that you can make keyboard shortcuts for, like "activate
window menu" and "toggle fullscreen mode". However, there is no entry for "open
a new terminal". I do this a whole lot, and it was available in previous gnome
versions, so I hope it returns.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open keyboard shortcuts preference program
2. scroll through the list of actions
3. note the absence of "open a new terminal"
Actual Results: there is no item in the action list called "open a new terminal"
Expected Results: the action list contains an item called "open a new
terminal", a shortcut can be set for this action, and entering the shortcut
corresponding to this action should open a new terminal window.
I bet I open >30 terminal windows in a given day. typically, i'll change to a
particular desktop using a keyboard shortcut, then open a couple terminals, and
start viewing files side by side, or view a file in one and type a whole bunch
of commands in the other. so the only mouse use in that process is opening the
i bet other people would also like this feature. actually I bet there's another
way to do this that I haven't discovered and everyone else is using it very
happily already. maybe someone can invalidate this and clue me in.
Yep, open gconf-editor,
go to /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands, set command_1 to "gnome-terminal",
go to /apps/metacity/global_keybindings, set run_command_1 to "<Alt><Ctrl>t" or
whatever you are after.