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This is a new computer and a new install of 11.10. I've launched 'keyboard' from Dash and try to change a keystroke, but no cigar. Nothing happens.

This has happened ever since I installed 11.10 on my other computers as well (but those computers were upgrades from 10.10 with custom keystrokes).

Is there another way to change keyboard shortcuts that I'm not aware of?

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are you trying to define a shortcut that is already "taken" by compiz? Please can you add to your question what command and shortcut you are attempting. –  fossfreedom Nov 28 '11 at 22:38
    
Also check these excellent answers, Unity Keyboard / Mouse Shortcuts. –  lqlarry Nov 29 '11 at 1:05
    
@lqlarry, I already checked that excellent Q&A. Thanks. –  GUI Junkie Dec 1 '11 at 14:31
    
@fossfreedom, I was trying to change the 'Terminal' command with the [P] button. The Acer Aspire has an extra programmable button. –  GUI Junkie Dec 1 '11 at 14:33
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I also tried to 'just' disable the command by pressing [Backspace] to no avail. Keyboard just doesn't respond to any keypress in non of the three computers. –  GUI Junkie Dec 1 '11 at 14:34
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I've noticed that with 12.04, all previous shortcuts that I set after upgrading were lost. Also, resetting the Unity plugin for Compiz also disrupts this.

But, I would recommend using the Compiz Config Settings Manager. You can install it by running this in Terminal:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

These shortcuts seem to override those set in the actual Keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu Settings, and those set in MyUnity and UbuntuTweak.

This might not be exactly what you need, but I figured that it would be worth a shot.

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I'll give that a try. What I don't understand is that everybody uses compiz, but it's not standard to the installation. –  GUI Junkie Jun 2 '12 at 8:53
    
E: Unable to locate package compiz-config-settings-manager –  GUI Junkie Jun 2 '12 at 8:54
    
Oops! I accidentally named the package incorrectly. It's supposed to be compizconfig-settings-manager. I believe the reason that this application is not standard on Ubuntu installs is due to the instability that it can cause if using too many effects. Compiz is a compositor that is already installed on your machine, I believe, and this is just an application that lets you change particular parameters. Changing just keyboard shortcuts, however, should not effect your system's stability. I'll edit my post to have a correct package title. –  Ryan McClure Jun 2 '12 at 12:39
    
This works like a charm... once you find out how it works :-) –  GUI Junkie Jun 2 '12 at 13:53
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