I recently had to struggle with the Xfce desktop again, as you know I use Ubuntu’s Unity daily, in an Ubuntu-based distribution and I came across the fact that there are keyboard shortcuts that are not listed in Xfce, such as the case of opening a terminal by means of the combination of CONTROL + ALT + T, that if it exists in Unity but that in Xfce no. Then, I will tell you how to insert and modify keyboard shortcuts in Xfce.
Add keyboard shortcuts in Xfce
To add new keyboard shortcuts in Xfce, we must first go to the Xfce menu and here we go to “System Settings” → “Keyboard”. This screen will appear and we will go to the “Application Shortcuts” tab.
Here we will see a list of applications with their corresponding keyboard shortcut. If we want to modify a combination we mark it with the mouse and press the new combination until it is marked in the list.
If what we want is to add a new application, as in my case the terminal, what we do is press the button “Add“After which this screen will appear.
We give it to Browse and look for the application we want to add. Remember that our applications are in the / usr / bin folder and the system applications are in / bin.
Once selected, another one appears that says “Shortcut:”, press the shortcut and return to the screen with the list of combinations. Our app will now appear with its combination. If we want to modify it in the future, we just have to mark it with the mouse and press the new combination, like the others. This is a simple system that makes it much easier to work with any desktop, a habit more than recommended.
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image – Xfce project