Howto enable ctrl alt backspace (short cut to logout)

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Howto enable ctrl alt backspace (short cut to logout)

Post by AlanT on Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:40 am

Ubuntu disabled this shortcut in 10.10. There is a way to make it work. In my opinion it is one of the most handy shortcuts and I cant understand why they disable it. Making use of ctrl alt backspace does not interfere with any known feature and is useful for users and admin. Go to settings>keyboard>application shortcuts>add>
pkill -KILL -u username(the one you want to enable the shortcut for)
click ok, select shortcut. I am using ctrl alt backspace.

Also you can add a keyboard shortcut. Go to Settings>Keyboard>Application Shortcuts>Add drop in the above command and choose a shortcut. I chose alt+alt

Last edited by AlanT on Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:02 pm; edited 1 time in total

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Re: Howto enable ctrl alt backspace (short cut to logout)

Post by James Tobin on Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:41 am

thank you for that great tutorial!


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