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I want Ctrl+Alt+B bring up a browser.

Ctrl+Alt+Delete is handy.

Can I set up Ctrl+Alt+B to bring up a browser (either default or specific)?

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marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, Alvin Row, Mitch, Seth, Kevin Bowen Aug 12 '13 at 19:47

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Go to System SettingsKeboard, select Shortcuts tab and add a new custom shortcut for your browser. If your default brouser is Firefox, use firefox for in command field; if your default brouser is Firefox, use chromium-browser, and so on:

add custom shortcut

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Thanks. See also my own answer for some peculiarities about actually setting the keys. Had me mystified at first even though I was in the right place. –  Michael Durrant Aug 12 '13 at 11:53
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But this does not work in my case. Ubuntu (for some reason) won't let me set the shortcut keys at all! I have followed till step 4 (as shown in the pic). Am I missing out on something? –  Vaibhav Kaushal Sep 22 '13 at 16:00
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I prefer this answer to those available on the duplicate question. –  Brian Visel Sep 25 at 17:15

It turned out that it is under the 'keyboard' application.

If you bring that up, you can then change shortcuts as needed...

change is a bit strange on first use. You click over on the right (the column that has ctrl-alt-T, Disabled, etc. then click the actual keys, eg ctrlaltb that you want. You'll see the new key sequence appear now in that space. Close the window (or click away) and the new shortcut will now work.

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The shortcut already exist as WWW, just change it to Ctrl+Alt+b. No need to create a new one.

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