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Why is it that when I am using a VNC viewer to access a VNC server, the 'd'-key seems to minimize the Terminal in the server's ubuntu desktop? By Terminal I mean the console-like window.

So for example, if I want to issue the ls command, no problem. If I want to issue the pwd command, the last letter, d, causes a minimize.

I am using TightVNC 1.3.9 on both ends and Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick).

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On the server go to System/Preferences/KeyboardShortcuts.

Disable the entry called Hide all normal windows and set focus to the desktop. The backspace key disables it.

Reboot the server and restart the VNC server.

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