I would like to play with the various properties that nautilus supports to be modified through ~/.config/nautilus/accels.

Is there a place where I can get all the supported key-value pairs?

Thanks in advance!

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I never found any official entry for this in the GNOME documentation, but - as pointed out in my answer on installing Nautilus scripts - you can use the keycodes reported by xev for the most part.

The only exceptions I found were the various modifier keys:

  • CTRL = <Primary>
  • ALT = <Alt>
  • SHIFT = <Shift>

As for the different properties/actions controllable through the accels file: As far as I know the only actions supported are the ones already listed in the file by default (though commented out).

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