LXDE Remap Keyboard Shortcuts

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LXDE has no GUI method for changing keyboard settings. You need to do it by editing an XML file located in your home directory.

To find the file:

cd /home/yourname/.config/openbox/

Open the file 'lxde-rc.xml' in a text editor:

emacs lxde-rc.xml

Scroll down to the section for keyboard and find keybind. Then add the following to remap  XTerm, emacs, google-chrome to F9, F10, F12:

 <!-- Remap Key To Launch XTerm -->
    <keybind key="F9">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>/usr/bin/xterm</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <!-- Remap Key To Launch Emacs -->
    <keybind key="F10">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>/usr/bin/emacs</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
   <!-- Remap Key To Launch Chrome -->
    <keybind key="F12">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>/usr/bin/google-chrome</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>

Save the file. 

Next time you log your short cut keys will launch your apps.

You can choose any combination or keys. 

Check the file for previous key assignments before finalising your choices. 

You can also check out the Openbox Wiki Page.

Done!