Shift+Ctrl+E are invoking the Emoji picker in Ubuntu Bionic (18.04). I use that shortcut in another application. How can I change the shortcut?


On needs to run ibus-setup and in the "Emoji" tab

IBus Preferences dialog box showing the Emoji tab

....change the shortcut (click on the three dots that are focused in the screenshot). I had to restart my computer after that so that the change would take effect (not sure how to restart IBUS).

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  • I'm not able to run it it raises an error Traceback (most recent call last): │ File "/usr/share/ibus/setup/main.py", line 33, in <module> │ from gi import require_version as gi_require_version │ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'gi' – Ahmed Eid Jul 14 '18 at 17:26
  • I would try installing sudo apt install python3-gi – sup Jul 14 '18 at 21:06
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    the who operating system has been acting up lately, I think I'm gonna reinstall it completely. ( thanks for the help). – Ahmed Eid Jul 15 '18 at 18:04
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    Try sudo ibus-setup – Milso Dec 10 '18 at 16:21
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    sudo ibus-setup works, but the defined keyboard shortcut doesn’t. – chmike Dec 21 '18 at 10:36

To change on the command line in Ubuntu 19.04, you can use gsettings. For example, to remove the shortcut, you can do:

gsettings set org.freedesktop.ibus.panel.emoji hotkey "@as []"

To re-enable to the default shortcut:

gsettings set org.freedesktop.ibus.panel.emoji hotkey "['<Control><Shift>e']"

To change to a different shortcut, run the command just above but change the part <Control><Shift>e to the desired combination.

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    Worked for me on KDE. Nothing else worked: ibus-setup, setting the GTK_IM_MODULE env var for VS Code (the app i had problems with) – Artur Tagisow Aug 18 '19 at 7:00
  • If you have installed VS Code on Ubuntu using Snap, here is a solution for disabling Emoji shortcut: askubuntu.com/a/1269241/229740 – zardosht Aug 22 at 17:56

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