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

Marius Gedminas marius at
Thu Nov 13 23:09:46 UTC 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 09:54:10PM +0000, Chris G wrote:
> 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?

In Ubuntu you can set that with gconf-editor (or gconftool if you prefer
the command line), under /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_key_theme.
Perhaps that would work for you.

Marius Gedminas
The memory management on the PowerPC can be used to frighten small children.
                -- Linus Torvalds
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