Anyone on Ubuntu will probably have used gedit at one time or the other.

Well, gedit just got cooler.

Turns out you can map/remap shortcuts on all gnome-based applications including gedit by changing a simple setting.

1. Hit Alt-F2, enter gconf-editor
2. Go to desktop > gnome > interface
3. check can_change_accels

Now in gconf-editor, click the Edit menu, you should see a menu entry called "List Recent Keys". Move your mouse over the entry, then press any keyboard combination, say Ctrl-L. You should now see Ctrl-L on the right of "List Recent Keys".

Ha! You've now mapped Ctrl-L to the "List Recent Keys" menu item.

And you can do this for all apps which are gnome-compliant, including gedit of course…