I'm a beginner.

I used xbindkeys program to create a shortcut to my browser. The shortcut is Ctrl+1 a while back. I want to remove this shortcut.

When I look in xbindkeys-config now, there are no shortcuts shown, but the shortcut still works!

I don't know how to find the shortcut, let alone remove it!

Thanks for your help.

1 Answer 1

  1. Open a terminal with Ctrl-Alt-T shortcut and use this command to reset the keyboard shortcuts to default

    xbindkeys --defaults > ~/.xbindkeysrc
  2. Then kill the xbindkeys daemon process with the command:

    killall xbindkeys

    and start it again with command


Hope this will help.

  • I used the same shortcut and removed it later.
    – Anwar
    Oct 5, 2012 at 10:10
  • i would just kill all processed named xbindkeys Nov 10, 2014 at 18:11

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