Being accustomed to Windows, I usually press Ctrl-Shift-Esc to open up the task manager when I want to see system information like memory usage and cpu usage.
I was a bit surprised that the same key combination did nothing in Ubuntu. So I created a keyboard shortcut to open the gnome system monitor.
I am doing these steps in Ubuntu 11.04
- Open application ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’
- Click on ‘Add’
- Enter a name, ‘System Monitor’ in my case, and the command ‘gnome-system-monitor’
- Click Apply
- Find ‘System Monitor’ and double click on the Shortcut column.
- Now press the key combination you want, in my case Ctrl-Shift-Esc
- Click close
I really like the customizing power of Ubuntu!