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Description of problem:
I cannot seem to create custom shortcuts in the version of Gnome distributed
with RH 9; I could in RH 7.3. Specifically, the Gnome Help Browser (Part I.
Using the Basic Preferences Tools -- Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts) indicates
that there should be a Custom Shortcuts entry in the Keyboard Shortcuts
preferences tool. However, I only have the Text Editing Shortcut and Desktop
This system was upgraded from RedHat 7.3.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Preferences->Keyboard Shortcuts
2. Look ma, no "Custom Shortcuts"!
3. Open Help -- apparently, the "Custom Shortcuts" should be in the Keyboard
Shortcuts preferences tool.
Actual Results: Could customize shortcuts...
Expected Results: Should have been able to customize shortcuts...
Just upgraded from RH 7.3
The docs are just wrong, because there was a Sun-specific patch that added
that feature and someone documented it.
The custom keybindings do exist in RHL8 and RHL9, but you have to use
gconf-editor or gconftool to set them for now.
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
This bug still exists in Fedora Core 1. See bug #115295. Is the
solution to modify the documentation?
*** Bug 115295 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 88751 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Hi Nathan and Bart,
Both Red Hat Linux 9 and Fedora Core 1 are presently unsupported. Can you
reproduce this problem on a recent version of RHEL or Fedora Core?
If so, please feel free to reopen this bug report.