Friday, August 30, 2013

Some essential remapping of shortcut keys on Ubuntu

Since Ctrl-W is most widely used shortcut to close tabs I find it was a very short sighted decision  to map Super-W to launch window picker in Ubuntu.

Hence I have mapped window picker to Alt-E key combination as follows:

1. Install Compiz Config Settings Manager:

# apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

2. Launch compiz config settings manager as "normal" user:

$ ccsm

In the panel that pops up, follow

Advanced Search >>  Scale >> Binding >> Initiate Window Picker

Remap the key binding to Alt-E

Using Super-Q to close a window rather than Alt-F4

Execute following command (Ubuntu 13.04 or Fedora 19)

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings close "['<Super>Q']"

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