Here's my system info from uname -a:

Linux fu457 4.6.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.6.4-1kali1 (2016-07-21) x86_64 GNU/Linux

GNOME Shell 3.21.91

Now, when I go to 'Settings' and click on 'Keyboard' to add a custom shortcut key, the 'Keyboard' setting window will not open. It will flash a second or two in the taskbar (topbar) and exit immediately.


It seems the current work around for this is to upgrade to libgtk-3.0 from debian unstable. According to the bug tracker this should be added to the repos on 9/16. Although I just did a dist-upgrade and the problem still persists.

Here is the bug tracker https://bugs.kali.org/view.php?id=3579

  • Thanks. Does the upgrade to libgtk-3.0 from debian unstable work? I'm gonna try that now. – J04c Fu457 Sep 17 '16 at 21:54
  • Well, I tried it out and it seems to let you adjust keyboard shortcuts, but a lot of the other functionality is now missing. It's an improvement. – Harbinger Sep 19 '16 at 5:13
  • apt search libgtk-3.0 Sorting... Done Full Text Search... Done libgtk-3-0/kali-rolling,now 3.21.5-3 amd64 [installed] GTK+ graphical user interface library libgtk-3-0-dbg/kali-rolling,now 3.21.5-3 amd64 [installed] GTK+ libraries and debugging symbols I have the above packages and versions installed. Not sure if it's the right one but it doesn't seem to fix the issue for me. Any other options I can try? Or did I install the wrong packages? – J04c Fu457 Sep 19 '16 at 17:16

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