Setting Up Hot Keys Under Gnome

  1. Open "gconf-editor" as the user as you're logged in in GNOME
  2. Go to "apps" -> "metacity" -> "keybinding_commands"
  3. Double click on e.g. "command_1"
  4. Type in the name of the application you want to launch, e.g. "gcalctool", the GNOME calculator
  5. Go to "apps" -> "metacity" -> "global_keybindings"
  6. Double click on e.g. "run_command_1"
  7. Type in e.g. c
  8. Note the <> for the special function keys
DONE! Close the gconf-editor and press CTRL-ALT-c and the calculator should come up

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