Override SHIFT + Backspace

Owen Taylor otaylor at redhat.com
Fri Jul 14 06:47:46 PDT 2006

On Fri, 2006-07-14 at 16:29 +1000, Daniel Kasak wrote:
> 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?

Apparently there is some sort of server configuration floating around
where there are problems like this. I just closed as NOTGNOME (well,
not-GTK+) a similar problem:


Maybe it's an Xgl problem (though I really think the reporter would
have mentioned Xgl if they were using it), maybe it's an XKB
configuration issue, but in any case, Shift-Backspace killing the
server is in no way the way things should or are supposed to work.

So, the correct tactic is to yell at whoever is responsible for
your X server's configuration :-)


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