Fixing “show desktop” shortcut (hotkey) in Ubuntu 11.10.

After updating my ubuntu 10.04 installation I had to recognize that the shortcut for minimizing all windows to show the desktop has changed (It seem to be + + d after update). I don’t like that combination + d would be way better. So how to fix this?

Solving this is a real quickie:

Launch gconf-editor and browse to /apps/metacity/global_keybindings

Change the value of show_desktop from d to d.

Press enter, close gconf-editor and enjoy the results of pressing d ;-).

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  1. Max PowerNo Gravatar
    03:42 on December 28th, 2011

    Thank you very much fine sir. Much appreciated.

  2. TigronNo Gravatar
    05:34 on January 22nd, 2012

    This was very much appreciated ! I Hope my upcoming blog is as usefull in the upcoming months.