Ubuntu – Assigning shortcuts (accelerators) to Nautilus 3


I want to assign some shortcuts to menu actions in Nautilus 3.2.1 running under Ubuntu 11.10.
I followed the steps shown here How do you create a "new document" keyboard shortcut? but it did not work for me. Switched to gnome classic so I can get the normal menu, hovered over the desired action pressed the desired keys but nothing happened (restarted nautilus, re-logged and nothing).

Any suggestions or ideas on how to assign custom shortcuts to actions in Nautilus 3

Best Answer

The solution is nearly the same as the answer in the question you linked to, except you need to use dconf-editor instead of gconf-editor. I had to install dconf-editor, which if I remember correctly, comes with the dconf-tools package. Also, the killall nautilus ... command did not appear to be necessary.

So, once you've got dconf-editor, run it.

  1. Go to org/gnome/desktop/interface.
  2. Check the box for can-change-accels.
  3. Open Nautilus and highlight the menu item whose key binding you want to change, either with your mouse or via the keyboard, and press the key(s) you want to use as the shortcut.
  4. Don't forget to uncheck can-change-accels in dconf-editor after you're done.