How to get gtk "Emacs" theme again in xubuntu 8.10?

Chris G cl at
Thu Nov 13 21:54:10 UTC 2008

In previous Linux installations I have created a file ~/.gtkrc-2.0
with the following contents:-

    gtk-key-theme-name = "Emacs"

... and this gives me the expected keyboard shortcuts I want in
firefox among other places.  In particular it means that CTRL/U is
delete line.

However in xubuntu 8.10 with firefox 3.0.3 this doesn't work, can
anyone tell me the magic incantation to get CTL/U to work as I expect
it to with this installation?

Chris Green

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