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Lots of people with poor hand dexterity use keyboard shortcuts when the mouse or any pointing device is not suitable for their (dis)ability.

For example, I can mouse to change the volume control maybe in 5 to 10 seconds depending on my state of control in at the time. Or in 95% of the time I can hit keyboard shortcut right way. Since 12.04 I've been mapping Alt+', Alt+, to the sound and media's mute, volume down, and volume up under the System Settings > Keyboard Shortcuts.

It worked as long as I didn't reboot or log out, where it just didn't seem to read the set values in again. Now in 13.04 it looks like the system just forget them after a few minutes.

How do I fix this, as well as the losing of keyboard shortcuts on log out, and is there any good user document on keyboard mapping?

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you might want to consider switching to kubuntu (can be done in synaptic) from what I remember KDE has better tools for this. –  virtualxtc Dec 18 '13 at 5:59
    
Thanks virtualxtc, I went to 13.10, seems to be fixed there. –  Rick Dec 18 '13 at 22:04
    
Weird, I thought it was the bug affecting all of unity: askubuntu.com/questions/356357/… –  virtualxtc Dec 18 '13 at 22:17
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