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I set a vncserver in my Ubuntu 10.10 Server, and started the service by vncserver :1, and I could also connect it from my Ultra VNC viewer on my WinXP.

Everything works fine, but I just cannot type the Key d.

Say if I am in a terminal, and I type d, the terminal window will be minimized, and if I type d again, it comes back.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

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I just got the solution by myself.

  1. Go to System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts;
  2. Select the row Hide all normal windows and set focus to the desktop;
  3. Press Alt+D or any other combination;
  4. Kill your current vncserver connection by vncserver -kill :1;
  5. Restart it by vncserver :1;
  6. Re-connect it from your VNC client.

Problem solved.


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Also you can use openbox as window manager instead of metacity for VNC sessions. Metacity shortcuts will not work, and Mod4+D does not break anything.

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