Sunday, 9 September 2012

Terminal Keyboard shortcut on Fedora 17

Recently I've installed Fedora 17 on a machine to do some learning Devel, easy enough.
Small problem though, what's the keyboard shortcut for opening the terminal window?
Well, there's isn't, because they thought it was fun to remove it since you can add it yourself you lazy bum, god forbid a user friendly Linux distribution that's not  Ubuntu.
Anyway, I looked around the keyboard settings and found where I can add the shortcut, but I had a hard time figuring out how to fill it for my intended purpose. Amazingly Google was no help on this.
So this is how you do it:
Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Custom Shortcuts -> +
On name just put whatever you want, on command type "gnome-terminal".
Here's what it should look like.

Edit: If you're using KDE you should type "konsole". To get there, go to System Settings -> Custom Shortcuts; click on the Edit -> New -> Global Shortcut -> URL/Command.
Also, to take screenshots on KDE you need KSnapShot.


  1. Thank you! I would have thought something this stupid would have been easier to find.

    1. Yes, my experience with Fedora so far: The simpler it is the hardest it is to find the answer

  2. You forgot to mention that you have to click the key bind on the right hand side of the line to set the shortcut. The left side only opens the name/command editor. Hidden input FTW!