I like to have default Ubuntu shortcuts available in my Kubuntu, but I don't want to assign them all manually, I mean a way to import them from Ubuntu.

For Example I want ^+Meta+T which opens the Terminal or ^+Meta+NumPad to resize windows.


I think you have to assign them manually. As far as I know there is no such possibility to import the Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts directly.

But I had a similar problem creating a keyboard shortcut(ksc) to open my konsole with the ksc Control+Alt+t so I started searching and came up with the following solution:

  1. Open a terminal and enter following commands
    sudo apt-get install xbindkeys xautomation
  2. Create a file named .xbindkeysrc in your home folder
    kate ~/.xbindkeysrc
  3. Copy and paste following content to open your terminal with the ksc Control+Alt+t and after that save and close the file.
    Control+Alt + t
  4. Start xbindkeys
  5. Press Control+Alt+t to find out if the ksc is working
  6. If the command is working add xbindkeys to Autostart
    cd ~/.kde/Autostart/
    ln -s /usr/bin/xbindkeys xbindkeys

If you want to find out the name of a key, just enter following command in the terminal

xbindkeys -k
and press any key or combination.

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there is an easier solution using KDE native configuration tools here:


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    Welcome to askubuntu! To improve your answer, could you add a summary of the solution you found? – rosch Oct 18 '12 at 19:21

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