- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
- GNOME 3
- The Ctrl+Alt+Backspace shortcut key combination is used for terminating the X server. It used to work in RHEL 6, but it's not working in RHEL 7. Is there any way to enable this shortcut?
- To enable the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace shortcut to forcibly terminate the X server by default for all users, set the
org.gnome.desktop.input-sources.xkb-optionsdconf key. More information is available in the RHEL 7 documentation.
The file for the dconf setting should contain the following lines:
- Go to System Settings ==> Input Devices ==> Keyboard ==> Advanced => Key sequence to kill the x server ==> ctrl-alt-backspace.
The traditional key combination to kill the X server is disabled by default.
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