Override SHIFT + Backspace

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Jul 14 01:28:41 PDT 2006

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Jul 2006 16:29:20 +1000 Daniel Kasak <dkasak at nusconsulting.com.au>
> babbled:
>> Hi all.
>> I've killed my X session probably 10 times today by accidentally hitting
>> SHIFT + Backspace. I've been typing lots of stuff in capitals, and for
>> some reason I can't bring myself to let go of the shift key before
>> hitting backspace if I make a mistake. I've been swearing loudly
>> afterwards, but alas this doesn't bring my work back :) Is there some
>> way to override this key combo?
> ummm the key combo to kill x is ctrl+alt+backspace... 

If you are using Xgl, the Shift+Backspace death is a common problem.

I've found a simple:

xmodmap -e "keycode  22 = BackSpace"

stops this from happening for me.


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