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Get back the ctrl-alt-backspace behavior in Ubuntu

Jul 31, 2009, 21:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"Their justification for this (in a nutshell) was that this combination could be accidentally hit causing the user to lose data. This was not something they wanted on their hands. To me this is a feature that I would miss. There have been instances where a poorly written application decided it needed to take up all of my memory thereby making the desktop unusable. Of course you could always go to a virtual terminal (as shown in my article “How a virtual console can keep you from losing work“) but for new users this is more of a hassle than just being able to hit Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.

"Now the problem with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is that you can, in fact, lose data. But as a last resort, having this behavior back can really be helpful. And fortunately, it is possible to get the old standby behavior back. This tutorial will show you how."

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