I tried doing it by Keyboard > Custom Shortcuts > +, where I can enter the Name and Command just fine, but I can't seem to understand how to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. It just says Disabled.

I read the line which says To edit a shortcut, click the row and hold down the new keys or press Backspace to clear, but when I click on the row, I just get this:

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Nothing happens if I press any key combination. It closes only after I click Apply, and then also stays at Disabled.


You will need to click on the word Disabled which should then become:

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And all you will need to do then is to press the key combination you want to execute the command you assigned to this keyboard shortcut. So for instance if I then typed (without the + or any spacing):


I would get this and the keyboard shortcut would be assigned:

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  • Thanks. What theme is that? – anukul Nov 28 '15 at 17:10
  • @AnukulSangwan: You're welcome! It's the Ubuntu GNOME Global Dark Theme. :) – user364819 Nov 28 '15 at 17:15
  • Though I have combined that with the Numix theme. – user364819 Nov 29 '15 at 19:50

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