I somehow set konsole to activate an open instance using Ctrl+Shift+T which also happens to be browsers default re-open closed tab shortcut. I want to unset this window shortcut on console but I cannot figure out how to do so.

I've looked through the special window settings, special application settings and could not find anything there. I can temporarily unset the shortcut, listed as "Activate Window (Wallpapers:bash {Ctrl+Shift+T})", in the global shortcuts but when I restart my computer it will return. I even tried resetting all the global keybindings to default but that did not stick either.

Kubuntu 12.04.1
KDE 4.8.5


I've turned off the "New Tab" shortcut, it does not help: enter image description here

Here's the option I have to disable to get Ctrl+Shift+T to stop overriding my browser, however, it resets every time I reboot.

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  • Don't choose none set one that you don't use like Ctrl+Shift+L for example
    – LnxSlck
    Oct 5, 2012 at 15:25
  • I tried that and it also resets it back to Ctrl+Shift+T on reboot. :/ Oct 5, 2012 at 16:07
  • Are you using 12.04.1? Cause My 12.04.1 doesn't have the Activate window option listed like the last screenshot
    – Anwar
    Oct 5, 2012 at 16:40
  • Yes it is 12.04.1 and yes it seems I somehow added this as a custom shortcut a while ago (I cannot for the life of me remember) and now I cannot get rid of it. Oct 5, 2012 at 16:48

3 Answers 3


I am guessing you probably set the keyboard shortcut for Konsole from the Kickoff Application launcher icon.

In order to remove this shortcut, right click on the Konsole launcher icon → Edit Applications → System → Konsole → Advanced Tab → Current Shortcut Key → Reset it.



This shoud be simple.

  1. Open Konsole and choose Settings
  2. Then choose Keyboard Shortcuts
  3. Go to the part: New Page - change that keyboard shortcuts
  • This did not help please see my edit for further clarification. Oct 5, 2012 at 15:09

This is a Konsole bug which resets its shortcuts at the start of the application. Just try this : launch Konsole, change a shortcut using the "Settings > Configure Shortcuts ..." menu, then quit Konsole, and relaunch it. Check the shortcuts in the settings dialog : they are back to their previous value.

  • No joy :( I don't have [ctrl]+[shift]+[t] in those settings. Dec 14, 2012 at 18:22

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