I'm using Ubuntu 12.10.

When I try setting some shortcuts and restart the System they are "deactivated" or default (but they are still working). After one more restart they do not work any more. Can you tell me how to handle this problem, please?

Thanks a lot!


2 Answers 2


I recommend not using the flat-file. It will nuke your compiz settings so that you have to:

rm ~/.compiz-1 ~/.config/compiz-1

Instead try this workaround:

Custom keyboard shortcuts are reset. How can I make them set permanently?


This is what I use as a workaround:
1) Install ccsm
2) Open ccsm 3) Go to "Preferences" and "Export" your settings (save)
4) Go to "Preferences" > "Backend" and set it to "Flat-file configuration Backend".
5) Right click on Desktop and make a New Folder
6) Open the New Folder and navigate to /usr/bin
7) Open gnome-terminal from within the folder
8) Into terminal, run: ccsm
9) Go to "Preferences" and "Import" the settings saved on step "3"
10) Done.

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  • Doing this seems to remove/clear/destroy all my settings. Not really a solution. Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 8:13
  • You will have to restore your previous saved settings. I have changed the answer to explain how to do that.
    – desgua
    Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 12:10

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