Yesterday I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10. I can't use CTRL+F key combination anymore. It is remap to launch Xterm.
Does anyone know how to remove this mapping? I have never mapped to this key combination and not sure how this came about.
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The culprit is xbinkeys, a software made to create custom shortcuts. The CTRL+F lauching xterm is an example in the configuration file (~.xbindkeysrc). Since Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't realise it is an example and use it by default, overriding all other uses of CTRL+F.
In order to set things back to normal do as follow :
killall -HUP xbindkeys
I have the same problem. I upgraded to 11.10 and installed xbindkeys.
Here is the way that you can fix this problem:
1) Alt-F2 -> type xbindkeys-config -> Run
2) Select two items that are related to xterms and delete them.
3) Click save and quite.
It then works normally as before.
Okay, I figured out. I used xbindkeys-config to remove the bad mapping. I am not sure how those came about. Probably I was playing in the past but key combination has changed after the upgrade.