I'm trying to enable Emacs GTK keybindings in a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04, but it doesn't seem to take effect. What I have already tried:

  • enabling it in gnome-tweak-tool
  • executing gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_key_theme Emacs --type string
  • executing gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-key-theme "Emacs"
  • adding gtk-key-theme-name = "Emacs" to my ~/.gtkrc-2.0

None of those seemed to work. What am I missing?

I just realized it's working for GTK2 apps. So it's not applying only for GTK3.


Well, looks like it's a bug of GNOME 3.6 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gtk+3.0/+bug/1131919

I upgraded to GNOME 3.8 and it seems to work properly now.

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