Unable to remap keyboard shortcut for F1

Bug #1179543 reported by Kyle on 2013-05-13
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Unity
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unity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I am unable to remap the F1 keyboard shortcut on Ubuntu 13.04 using the Unity interface. This is what I have tried:

System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Navigation -> Switch to workspace 1 -> click on keyboard binding

When I try to define a new accelerator using the 'F1' key (which on my keyboard happens to alos have the 'Help' function on it), it spawns the Ubuntu Desktop Guide and nothing gets registered as a keyboard mapping. I can't find a way of defining the 'F1 (help)' key as an accelerator.

Any workarounds?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Warren H (swift-raptor) wrote :

I have exactly the same problem as the bug description above. :(

Bjorn Solberg (bjorn+launchpad) wrote :

I have the same problem. This affects my user experience a lot, as I tend to use my shortcut a lot (F1 = bring window to top). Is there any time frame for when this will be fixed, or how I may go about working around it to take back F1?

Thanks,

Bjorn

David Somach (dsomach) wrote :

+1, I have been using F1/F2 for workspace switching for a few years, so this is a productivity killer for me :(

David Somach (dsomach) wrote :

This isn't an ideal solution, but I ended up remapping F1 to a key I never use (F7) and remapped F7 to F1, so my standard keyboard shortcuts for F1/F2 are now mapped to F7/F2, and I don't need to change an old habit!
(http://askubuntu.com/questions/24916/how-do-i-remap-certain-keys)

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Seth Johnson (sethj) wrote :

As part of the big bug review for 16.04 LTS I have tested this on 15.10 and the bug is still there. The system settings happily accept F1 as a proper binding and it worked as expected.

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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