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I want to bind in "guake terminal" grave ` button to some action, but can't do this, always get exception that "Cannot bind global grave button".

Also I disabled ALT+`

for "switches windows of current application" in unity, and now this shortcut works in "guake", but just ` doesn't work still.

Maybe some suggestion or some ideas how to check what application uses this hot-key and deny it, to have ability to use in "guake". Thanks.

Information about grave button

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If you run xev -event keyboard and then press the key, what output do you get? – Seth May 13 '14 at 2:35 - last three lines when I press 'grave' – Yaroslav Boichuk May 13 '14 at 5:45
and now, I get other output from above command - – Yaroslav Boichuk May 13 '14 at 11:52
so, after I try to bind in guake grave button (and get error) I get output like was in first comment, and after reboot, I get second output. – Yaroslav Boichuk May 13 '14 at 12:06
Same issue here. Sometimes it binds somtimes not. Is very annoying since I was very accustomed to use dead grave for guake. – diosney May 19 '14 at 17:50

Finally I was able to bind on the dead grave key, the issue was due a keyboard language conflict.

You can try to binding on two different characters that represent the dead grave key, namely: dead grave and the ` character, and one of them will win.

The character that worked for me was the ` character.

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