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How to Activate The Shortcut Alt+F2 at Ubuntu 11.10 (Gnome Shell)

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In Ubuntu, Alt+F2 is the shortcut to display the run command-prompt, which is a fast way to execute the commands other than through the Terminal. By default, this shortcut is not enabled in Gnome Shell so that you can not execute the commands through this key combination.

To enable this shortcut, go to the username in the top left panel and then select System Settings.

A window will appear and then click Keyboard.

When you click Keyboard, then a window will pop up again. Select the Shortcut tab and then select System. After that look in the right column, there is Show run command prompt. Click on the word Disabled and then press the Alt+F2 on your keyboard then close the window.

Please try to press Alt+F2, it will display a column as shown in the following figure.


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