I know this should be the simplest thing, but coming up empty. ;-(
I would like to create a keyboard shortcut
ctrl-alt-P that opens a terminal window and runs a
ping -c 4 somefixeddomain.com
[Useful for quickly checking whether my internet connection is actually working.]
I have attempted to do this (in Unity, Ubuntu v11.10) using:
Settings > Keyboard > Custom Shortcuts
filling in all the obvious stuff, but no luck. All ideas welcome.