Is there a way to set up custom key mappings for any of the Terminal programs so that I can do things like this:

Windows-C for copy Windows-v for paste Windows-x for cut Windows-t for new tab

I am tired of typing Control-Shift-C for copy, Control-Shift-x for cut etc.

I have xfce-terminal and LXTerminal installed.


The answer in the case of LXTerminal is to go into Preferences, select Shortcuts, and then reprogram each of the shift-control sequences to use the Windows key, which it refers to as Super.

Unfortunately xfce-terminal which is mostly the same doesn't have a Shortcuts tab.


You can remap keys to your preferences system-wide with setxkbmap or xmodmap if you use the X Windows environment, or by editing /usr/share/kbd/keymaps and calling loadkeys if you don't have a GUI.

A sample .xmodmaprc file:

remove mod4 = Super_L Super_R
add control = Super_L Super_R
add shift = Super_L Super_R

You'll need to run xmodmap ~/.xmodmaprc on systmem startup, e.g. from /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

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