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I'm trying to bind Ctrl+Shift+W to something in emacs under Ubuntu. Nothing happens when I press that key combination. When I call describe-key on that key combination, nothing happens.

Is Ubuntu intercepting that key combination?

Update:

I'm running emacs in graphical mode under the default Ubuntu UI (whatever that is). If I type C-S-q or C-S-s they work fine, but when I hit C-S-w, emacs behaves as if nothing happened.

Is there a way to see if the window manager is intercepting the key press?

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I can rebind C-S-w on ubuntu 11.10 –  kindahero Apr 13 '12 at 4:16
    
My Ubuntu 10.04, GNU Emacs 23.1.1 ... C-S-w rebinds fine –  Peter.O Apr 13 '12 at 8:45
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We need more information to help you, give us some code. –  Daimrod Apr 13 '12 at 9:51
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Just upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04, and this still works for me using Emacs 24.0.50.1 built from source. Perhaps you have some kind of hotkey defined in your desktop software that is intercepting that keypress. –  Fran May 7 '12 at 14:33
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If describe key can't see it, that's because it's not passed along by something, most likely the window manager. See in your window-manager settings (Gnome ?), usually if it's defined for something, running programs won't see it. –  Nikana Reklawyks Nov 15 '12 at 19:45
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According to this page, Shift can't be bound in terminals, only via GUI.

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