Any of you use keyboard short cuts? I do
So this is a easy way to find out what key is which, and assign it to a run-command in metacity.
Tools required for this exercise:
* Configuration Editor
* Your Fingers
We'll use the left Windows Key for this exercise (Nothing like mocking Winows with Linux
Open the terminal ( my shortcut is the "Windows Key" )
type in the following:
xev | grep keycode --line-buffered
you should see this.....
Next hit the key that you want to use as a short cut twice. For this exercise, we'll use the left side "Windows Key"
and the output in the Terminal window should be this...
[jim@JimsNotebook ~]$ xev | grep keycode --line-buffered
state 0x0, keycode 115 (keysym 0xffeb, Super_L), same_screen YES,
state 0x40, keycode 115 (keysym 0xffeb, Super_L), same_screen YES,
What you want to look for is the "Super_L" in the output line. Cool we have the hard part done
Open the Configuration Editor
Applications--> System Tools--> Configuration Editor
and drill down to /apps/metacity/global_keybindings
Choose for this exercise run_command_4
right click the area wheree it says "disabled" and typr in the Super_L
next in the left side click the keybinding_commands
look for command_4
and type in gnome-terminal
Exit the Configuration Editor and pres the Left "Windows Key" and the terminal should open up !
Other key-bindings if you havea note book that has those extra keys for launching email, web browser, excetra, follow the same steps and in the command_X (X being the command number) make sure you know the applications terminal command
Some common terminal commands to launch application
* firefox (web browser)
* mozilla (web browser) if installed
* evolution ( mail client)
* nautilus ( file browser) My favorite
* gimp ( image editing tool)
Comming Soon... browse the file system in nautilus as root