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In Emacs run in terminal, ctrl+space is a standard shortcut key to select region. But under Ubuntu 12.04, it will invoke some input method for non-English language. I was wondering if I can reserve it for Emacs only?

Under System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts, I couldn't find to what ctrl+space has been bound. Strange.


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It sounds like you have Ibus running, which uses Ctrl + Space by default to enable/disable the input editor.

You can change the shortcut key assigned to it in Ibus Preferences.

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If Ibus is running in the menubar, you can right-click to choose Preference from the menu. If Ibus is not running in the menubar, you can start the Preferences dialog from the Dash by running Keyboard Input Methods or from the terminal with ibus-setup.

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Thanks! How do you invoke the setting? –  Tim Jan 16 '13 at 1:05
Sorry. Edited the answer to add the info. –  chaskes Jan 16 '13 at 3:03
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