Chapter 11. Using Preference Tools

Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts

A keyboard shortcut is a key or combination of keys that provides an alternative to standard ways of performing an action.

Use the Keyboard Shortcuts preference tool to display the default keyboard shortcuts. You can customize the default keyboard shortcuts to your requirements.

Table 11.25, “Keyboard Shortcuts Preferences” lists the keyboard shortcut settings that you can customize.

Table 11.25. Keyboard Shortcuts Preferences

Dialog Element

Description

Text editing shortcuts

Select one of the following settings:

  • GNOME Default: Use this setting for standard shortcut keys.

  • Emacs: Use this setting for Emacs shortcut keys.

Desktop shortcuts

This table lists actions and the shortcut keys that are associated with each action.

To change the shortcut keys for an action, click on the action to select the action, then click on the shortcut for the action. Press the keys that you want to associate with the action.

To disable the shortcut keys for an action, click on the action to select the action, then click on the shortcut for the action. Press the Backspace key.