Ubuntu – Keyboard shortcut Shift + Ctrl + Escape does not work


I am using Ubuntu 14.04 x64 w/ Unity. I like how the Task Manager shows up in Windows with
Shift+Ctrl+Escape. So I tried creating a similar keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu with the command gnome-terminal -e htop.

Nothing happens when invoking that shortcut. However, if I assign a different combination, say Ctrl+Alt+H, it works fine.

What am I doing wrong? Is Shift+Ctrl+Escape reserved or something? It used to work perfectly in 13.10 and before.

Best Answer

Use CCSM to assign the command and keybinding and it will work in Unity.

To get Compiz Config Setting Manager do the following:

  • Open the Terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T and type:

    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra -y
  • Open CCSM
  • Select the commands option
  • Assign the command on line 0

Select the Keybinding tab and assign the hotkeys you like to trigger the command.

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