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How can I map additional shortcuts to an action, without losing the existing shortcuts for that action?

I have some computers running GNOME (some version 2, some version 3) with multiple keyboards (e.g. a notebook computer which is sometimes used with an external keyboard).

These keyboards provide different keys (e.g. some notebook computers don't have the separate cursor movement keys, instead providing only a number pad with these functions) and the keys available for shortcuts are therefore different on the same computer.

So for some commands (e.g. Switch to Previous Tab) I need to configure an additional keyboard shortcut (e.g. Ctrl + Number pad Page Up) without replacing the existing shortcut for that function.

I need a way to add a shortcut without replacing existing ones. How can I do that?

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Please state which version of Gnome you are using. –  Dan D. Apr 25 '12 at 4:17
    
Dan: Already did, please see the question text. –  bignose May 8 '12 at 7:22
    
You could add a custom shortcut for the extra key combos, which just simulates the key presses for the main shortcut. –  fooot Apr 22 at 21:43
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