How can I enable shortcut Alt + Ctrl + T to open terminal on Debian in LXDE? I found that this is possible to define in rc.xml file. In LXDE webpage I found message:

How do I define LXDE settings system wide?

To define settings for all users you have to edit /usr/share/lxde/openbox/rc.xml that will be copied to user directory ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml on session login.

I found two rc.xml files on my PC :

root@debianmini:/# find -name rc.xml

And there is no openbox directory in /usr/share/lxde/

I have edited both of these files with value:


   <keybind key="C-A-t">
    <action name="Execute"><command>xterm</command></action>

But this doesn't work. How to solve this problem?

  • Do you restart openbox after editing?
    – Costas
    Mar 10, 2015 at 10:51
  • yes, I have restarted
    – vico
    Mar 10, 2015 at 11:18
  • It might make sense to ask such specialized questions in project's maillist/irc.
    – gena2x
    Mar 10, 2015 at 11:20
  • Do you have some config-file in home directory with same keybind? Check by grep 'C-A-T\b' -r ~/\.[^.]* --include="*.xml"
    – Costas
    Mar 10, 2015 at 11:31
  • openbox.org/wiki/Help:Configuration says that there can also be a user specific file in ~/.config/openbox/. But the /etc/ located files should be enough. Have you tried to set something else on some of this files? Mar 10, 2015 at 16:41


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