As a developer I want to use the Netbeans IDE Shortcuts in elementar OS 0.4. But I can not deactivate XWindow shortcuts that conflict with Netbeans' shortcut. Example: Alt+F7

It is not listed in Settings - Keyboard - Shortcuts - Windows...

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Let's do it from gsettings:

gsettings list-recursively | grep \<Alt\>F7

This finds all actions set to that keybinding. For instance, mine:

org.gnome.mutter.wayland.keybindings switch-to-session-7 ['<Primary><Alt>F7']
org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings begin-move ['<Alt>F7']

Set any conflicts to blank ('') or another keybinding. For example,

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings begin-move "['']"

Voilà! And if you ever want to restore the default, use this format:
gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings begin-move

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    This worked for me. I think that these keybindings should appear in Keyboard Settings as the OP mentioned. I use this shortcut in IntelliJ often.
    – Russell
    Jan 17, 2019 at 18:31

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