For a while I've been trying to make Ctrl + Alt + Delete open Gnome System Monitor but it won't work in Loki. If I change it to ctrl + super + delete it works but that is not what I want.

Does anyone know how to solve this?

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There is a collision of keyboard shortcuts in default Loki. In gsettings, the logout key under org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys has the default value <Control><Alt>Delete.

  1. So after you have set this key to empty (or anything else you want to):

    $  gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys logout ''
  2. You can add a custom shortcut to trigger gnome-system-monitor with this key combination: enter image description here


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