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I was using Ctrl+< as a shortcut to show Guake in 11.10. Now when I define the shortcut it recognizes the combination but when I try to use it it doesn't work. Instead, it recognizes < as being the shortcut.

This is happening in more than one computer.

Any ideas why?

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This seems not to be a problem of Unity/Ubuntu but of Guake - as you can set Ctrl+< as shortcut for other applications - which work. But I can repeat and confirm what you described for Guake. – Jakob May 25 '12 at 11:44
doesn't work for Gnome 3 as well – ibo.ezhe May 25 '12 at 19:03

There is a workaround described here:

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I have put this on their track as an issue:

In the meantime, I'd say you'll have to use some other shortcuts.

@edited by Postadelmaga: In the ticket page there is also a patch: I have downloaded 0.4.4 code and applied the patch and it work fine now

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That link is not working. 404 – Arul Apr 2 '15 at 4:01
yeah, 3 year passed. And Ubuntu 11.10 is not there anymore, is it? – ibo.ezhe Apr 4 '15 at 4:09

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