How do I make a create a hot key combo to launch an app?

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How do I make a create a hot key combo to launch an app?

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I do a lot of screen shots of specific areas of the screen and I'd like to create a hot key combo to launch the app. I'm not really sure how to do it. I'm hoping someone could help me out with this.
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Re: How do I make a create a hot key combo to launch an app?

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It depends what version of Mint you are using.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=33561
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Re: How do I make a create a hot key combo to launch an app?

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It's the latest version. Not the current beta.
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Re: How do I make a create a hot key combo to launch an app?

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domromer wrote:It's the latest version. Not the current beta.
Latest version of what?

Mint has 8 different versions.

http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=12

This time perhaps you could read the provided link.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=33561

thank you
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Re: How do I make a create a hot key combo to launch an app?

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Ok I guess I'm missing your point. I searched the forum and goggled it. What other rule have I not followed?
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Re: How do I make a create a hot key combo to launch an app?

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I was not aware that there are so many versions I'm using Linux mint Helena Main Edition -Version-
Kernel : Linux 2.6.31-14-generic (i686)
Compiled : #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009
C Library : GNU C Library version 2.10.1 (stable)
Default C Compiler : GNU C Compiler version 4.4.1 (Ubuntu 4.4.1-4ubuntu9)
Distribution : Linux Mint 8 Helena - Main Edition
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Re: How do I make a create a hot key combo to launch an app?

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In the future please try and follow the directions provided.
It will make your experience more rewarding. :wink:

Here is the information you requested.

1. Hit <Alt>F2
2. Enter gconf-editor to start up the tool.
3. Navigate to Apps > Metacity > keybinding_commands.
4. Right-click in the pane that lists all of the entries.
5. Scroll until you see a list of command_N Where N is a number from 1-10
6. Double click on one of these entries (remember which number you double clicked on).
7. In the Value section enter the command you want to use.
8. Click OK.
9. Navigate to Apps > Metacity > global_keybindings.
10. In the Value field enter the key combination you want to use for that app (for example <Alt>f for firefox).
11. Click OK.
12. Test out your short cut.

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Re: How do I make a create a hot key combo to launch an app?

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Thanks for the info. Sadly Ctrl f2 does do anything for me. is there another way to access the gconf-editor?
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Re: How do I make a create a hot key combo to launch an app?

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in terminal write gconf-editor
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Re: How do I make a create a hot key combo to launch an app?

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Hit <Alt>F2
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