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I'd like to have a shortcut to the system monitor like it's in Windows with CTRL + Shift + Escape. I read through internet and did it like it's written, but it's not working. Does anybody know why it's not working? Did I use wrong keywords?

using the gconf-editor:

  1. in app/metacity/global_keybindings: setting value in run_command_1 into <Control><Shift>Escape

  2. in keybinding_commands: setting value of command_1 into gnome-system-monitor.

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This isn't an answer to your question.. but this is what I do- Ctrl+Alt+F2 to switch to tty2. Log in. Run htop. Or just run htop in a terminal emulator. Honestly.. the gnome-system-monitor leaves something to be desired. – user606723 Aug 5 '11 at 16:30
nice, thanks for this tip. – Kirinriki Aug 5 '11 at 19:07
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It works with me using Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Open Keyboard Shortcuts.

  2. Add a custom Keyboard shortcut with the command gnome-system-monitor.

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wow, that was easy! Thanks alot! – Kirinriki Aug 5 '11 at 19:06

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