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Is there any simple way to edit shortcuts for any app ? (I am using ubuntu 12.04, and I didn't find anything really clear by googling or searching on askubuntu)

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In fact, I am looking from some generic method in order to change default desktop shortcuts, to change the chromium ones. Because I am used to mac, and on it you can create and change as many shortcut you want – Newben Oct 24 '12 at 22:31
If you mean keybindings for entries in menus (eg Nautilus -> ctrl+N) then read that… – user55822 Oct 25 '12 at 16:00
A little off-topic, but in KDE there is a "Standard Keyboard Shortcut" module that lets you change the default keyboard shortcuts used in all KDE apps. Not to mention that every KDE app individually lets you customize its shortcuts usings its own Settings menu -> Configure Shortcuts. – Yamaho Jul 25 '13 at 19:54
@yamaha1996 thank you for info – Newben Jul 26 '13 at 10:56

Try this:

Open System Settings, then Keyboard, and then the Shortcuts tab.

Is this what you're looking for?

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