Enable Delete Key ~ Gnome 3 (Gnome Shell) Ubuntu 11.04

  • With Gnome 3, the keyboard shortcut to delete a file was changed from delete to control + delete. I will show you how to change it back to just delete.

    Open dconf by pressing alt + f2 and running:

    dconf-editor

    Go to org > gnome > desktop > interface, and check the box to change accels.

    Select a file to delete, go to edit, move to trash, and press the delete key. This will delete the keyboard shortcut to delete a file.

    Then press a key or key combination you want to use to move a file to the trash. I will hit delete.

    ***Be sure to uncheck the box to change accels before you close out dconf.***

    Thanks Gotbleu.

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    July 2nd, 2011 | Joe Steiger | No Comments | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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