For some reason my custom shortcut for the System Monitor that I created according to this instruction does not work. Is there a default shortcut for System Monitor?

When I press it, it just does nothing. Any ideas?

My shortcut is ctrl+shift+esc.

Here is a screenshot:


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For some reason there is a problem using Esc key within Custom shortcuts. Here is the same (unanswered) question: Ubuntu 16.04 escape key doesn't work in custom keyboard shortcut. I found also this question: Keyboard shortcut Shift + Ctrl + Escape does not work, where in the comments @Cas says: I have opened a bug report: #1350527.

Мy suggestion is to use another key combination, for example Ctrl+Alt+Z, and command to be executed: gnome-system-monitor.

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  • Thanks! Very strange problem with esc indeed. Works now with a different shortcut. Commented Mar 24, 2018 at 10:39
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    @WilliFischer, it is already reported as bug: #1350527.
    – pa4080
    Commented Mar 24, 2018 at 10:41
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    I see. Unresolved for four years, though :D Will check it once in a while. Until then, I just use another shortcut. Thanks again for your very thorough answer Commented Mar 24, 2018 at 10:43

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