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Bug 74484 - no keyboard shortcut for 'open new terminal window'
no keyboard shortcut for 'open new terminal window'
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2002-09-25 02:24 EDT by Andrew Huntwork
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-25 02:25:00 EDT
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Description Andrew Huntwork 2002-09-25 02:24:55 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.

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How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-09-25 09:32:36 EDT
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.

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