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In Oneiric Ctrl+Alt+Del key shortcut is for the logout dialog. How can I assign it to the shutdown dialog ?

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see also: – Takkat Nov 4 '11 at 7:05
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This can be achieved by adding new custom keyboard shortcut.

1). Disable the current CTRL+ALT+DELETE shortcut

Select the keyboard app from the dash

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On the shortcut tab change the current shortcut of logout to something else say ALT+DELETE.

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2). Then Click on the custom shortcut and add a new shortcut.

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Enter 'Shutdown' to name field and /usr/lib/indicator-session/gtk-logout-helper --shutdown to the command field. Click apply and assign the shortcut (CTRL+ALT+DELETE)

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the last step does not work... :( what is "assign" the shortcut ? :( – user33462 Nov 11 '11 at 22:31
@marc: Just click on the shortcut(initially it will display as 'Disabled' just click on it). Then the text will change to 'New Shortcut ..' at that point type your new key combination as the shortcut. eg( CTRL + ALT + DELETE) – aneeshep Nov 13 '11 at 12:48
i declared it as "Custom Shortcuts" . it lists it as "Disabled". if i click on it and press "Apply" nothing happens... :( – user33462 Nov 14 '11 at 3:37
@marc: click on word 'Disabled' . The text will change to 'New Shrotcut' when you click on it. Then type the new shortcut on your keyboard(ie: CTRL + ALT +DELETE) and press apply. – aneeshep Nov 16 '11 at 11:38

protected by RolandiXor Nov 15 '11 at 13:50

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