Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Pretty new to Ubuntu, I tried to change some keyboard shortcut.

So I assigned under the System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts Ctrl+T to an operation.

Then I realised that with chrome Ctrl+T was not opening me a new tab but doing the operation configured earlier. Now I can't make Ctr+T create a new tab on Chrome.

Someone does know how can I put it back please?

Ps. I am on Gnome

share|improve this question
Have you tried to delete the keyboard shortcut that you have newly created?. – aneeshep Nov 15 '10 at 13:53
I did but nothing changed. – Spredzy Nov 15 '10 at 14:00
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Go to

System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts

select the command to which you assigned CTRL+T and press Backspace.

This will remove the CTRL+T keyboard shortcut and you'll be able to use CTRL+T as before in Chrome.

share|improve this answer
Maybe a restart of Chrome will be needed too. – JanC Nov 15 '10 at 13:56
Just did it. So now no Shortcut is assigned to Ctrl+T but the new tab is not back to chrome. Any idea ? – Spredzy Nov 15 '10 at 13:57
Can you use CTRL+T to open a tab in another application (for example in the Gedit text editor)? – Lucian Adrian Grijincu Nov 15 '10 at 13:58
I just rebooted the whole computer it did work now. Thanks for the help ! – Spredzy Nov 15 '10 at 13:59
Then please mark the question as answered :) – Lucian Adrian Grijincu Nov 15 '10 at 14:02

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.