Wednesday, May 25, 2016

How to disable ctl+alt+backspace key from killing your X server in KDE?

I recently accidentally pressed ctrl+alt+backspace key combination. It killed my X server. To prevent it from happening again and to protect your unsaved works, you have to disable this key combination. For KDE 4.x users, below are the steps:

Open the settings page:
Menu --> Applications --> Settings --> System Settings

Open the Input Devices:

Clik on Keyboard and the Advanced tab and click on the Configure keyboard options checkbox:

Find Key sequence to kill the X server from the list and untick the check box for Ctrl + Alt + Backspace

And then click the Apply button to save the settings.

That is all there is to it. Have fun!

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