Define global custom keybindings for shutdown.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12


In forthcoming cases it may be required to create a custom shutdown keybinding globally.

In such a particular case, instead of for example displaying the shutdown prompt which by default shows when using 'Ctrl+Alt+Del', the system will than directly move to a 'Halt' state.


1. Create a new user profile for dconf and add values into it
$ vi /etc/dconf/profile/user
2. Create a directory for the  custom keyfiles
$ mkdir -p /etc/dconf/db/local.d
3. Create a custom keyfile, and add the following  values
$ vi /etc/dconf/db/local.d/01-local-example
command='/sbin/shutdown -h now'
4. Save, and update, the dconf database :
$ dconf update
5. verify the changes in the dconf GUI :
$ dconf-editor


Additional Information

Explanation of the custom '/etc/dconf/db/local.d/01-local-example' file content :

   (note **1 : specify the dconf schema path where the values )

   (note **2 : since 'Ctrl+Alt+Del' is used by default for logout, this needs to be changed to blank)

   (note **3 : creates a schema path for custom keybinding)

   (note **4: custom keybinding schema path)

   command='/sbin/shutdown -h now'
   (note **5: use the full path for any commands here)



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  • Document ID:7021882
  • Creation Date: 28-Sep-2017
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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