I think some programs use xterm, so I don't want to uninstall it, but I use bash and Konsole for my terminal, so I don't need it bound to a key, especially Ctrl+f as it makes performing searches extremely annoying. The weird thing is it isn't listed in Global Shortcuts or Custom shortcuts. In Standard Shortcuts Ctrl+f appears to be bound to "find" which I think is the desired behaviour, yet every time I press Ctrl+f it fails to start the find operation and opens xterm. I am running KDE on Manjaro, and can provide a debug/log if you tell me what to do/where to find it.

  • What about files such as ~/.xbindkeysrc? Does that exist? If so, is the shortcut defined there? – Peschke Jan 18 at 3:41
  • @Peschke Yes! Thank you! It seems to be an example in the file that it generated! I don't know why they would rebind that by default. If you want to submit that as an answer, I'll accept it as correct. – Firestar9114 Jan 18 at 8:36

Check to see if ~/.xbindkeysrc exists and has a reference to Ctrl+F.

Key binds in that file are independent from the window manager and desktop environment, and will take precedence.

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