My first DontZap use case while testing F11 beta

Matthew Garrett mjg at
Fri Apr 17 19:48:36 UTC 2009

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 09:41:54PM +0200, Lars E. Pettersson wrote:
> On 04/17/2009 09:25 PM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> >ctrl+alt+del has no special status within X. It's simply a keybinding 
> >that can be grabbed by the desktop and used to display something. 
> >ctrl+alt+bs now has an identical status.
> OK, but it (ctrl-alt-backspace) is not supposed to be grabbed by the 
> desktop to display something (by default), is that correct? At least as 
> things are at the moment? Have I gotten this right?

Currently ctrl+alt+backspace will not be grabbed by anything. If you're 
running gnome you can bind it through the keyboard shortcuts - this is 
the same place as ctrl+dlt+delete is bound.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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