Linux is a free and open source operating system, it’s similar to Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS but it’s completely free so you don’t have to pay for any licensing fees (like Microsoft windows) or being capable of only deploying it on specific machines (Apple Mac). Being open source means that anyone can look and even tweak the source code.
Linux Mint is by far the most popular Linux distro according to distrowatch.com; if you’re new to Linux and you don’t know what a distro is then think of it as a flavor of Linux, each Linux distro has certain capabilities that makes it very suitable for certain tasks and less capable in other tasks.
This post is a step by step guide on how to change (as there are already existing keyboard shortcuts) and add new keyboard shortcuts in Linux Mint. In this tutorial we’ll be modifying a keyboard shortcut.
Step One: The first thing we need to do is to go to the keyboard shortcuts options; Menu → Applications → Preferences → Keyboard Shortcuts.
Step Two: In the keyboard window click on the Universal Access tab.
Step Three: Then select “Turn on-screen keyboard on or off” from the right hand side menu.
Step Four: Then select the “Unassigned” tab below the right hand side menu and then select the keyboard combinations you want e.g left control button.
Step Five: Click the Close button and try the new shortcut.
Now, you’ve successfully edited a keyboard shortcut, you can follow these same steps to edit another keyboard shortcuts or even add new keyboard shortcuts to you Linux Mint keyboard shortcuts arsenal.