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I would like to be able to do

Ctrl + S, Alt + Tab and F5

while only pressing Alt+Shift+S

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up vote 4 down vote accepted
  1. Install the xautomationInstall xautomation package. This provides the command xte which is used for simulating keyboard events.
  2. Open up System ➜ Preferences ➜ Keyboard Shortcuts.
  3. Click on Add and use the following code for the Command,

    xte "keydown Control_L" "key s" "keyup Control_L" "keydown Alt_L" "key Tab" "keyup Alt_L" "key F5"

    Use whatever you want for the Name and then click Apply.

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  4. Now click the right side of the new shortcut entry (where it says Disabled ) and hit


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Awesome! Thanks for giving me an idea for the name of the shortcut. I couldn't figure out how to call it. – janoChen Feb 22 '11 at 18:08

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