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In 10.04 I had my system set up so that I could hover my mouse over a menu item and type a shortcut and that would be the shortcut for that item. To do this I had enabled /desktop/gnome/interface/can_change_accels in the gconf-editor.

However, after upgrading to 12.04 this seems to have disappeared. The item is still there in gconf but it seems to have to effect.

I would really like this to work because it is a really neat trick that make my life SO much easier.


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Did you try…? – Patrick May 25 '12 at 0:36
That seems to be hard coding a key to a specific action? – JavaNut13 May 25 '12 at 7:37

The reason why it doesn't work is

I remapped my gedit keys by customizing my gtk-3 theme & the gedit "accels" file like so:

Other gnome applications seem to have similar "accel" maps that they read on startup: ~/.config/banshee-1/gtk_accel_map

$ find .config -type f -print0 | xargs -0 grep -l GtkAccelMap

In case you're not using a key combo which already has a default mapping, it wouldn't be necessary to edit ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css. Just edit the relevant GtkAccelMap file and restart the application.

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