Well certainly think a lot before changing shortcuts, there are sooo many and ‘Ctrl Alt T’ is muscle memory, definitely don’t change that one.
I’m running KDE right now, so let’s have another go…
I hope you still have the ability to open your menu for me that’s Meta+z, then type ‘shortcut’ and it should bring up your settings window with ‘Shortcuts’ and ‘Custom Shortcuts’ in the left panel.
Now you didn’t specify which console you’re trying to bring up (basically, you should use CTRL+ALT then press F2/F3 etc to change console, CTRL+ALT+F1 should bring you to your desktop.
Let’s make a Konsole launcher…
Custom shortcuts then, under the ‘Name’ list, right click and select ‘New…’ from the menu. I’m guessing a keyboard shortcut will do, so we’ll go with ‘Global Shortcut’ and then ‘command/url’.
Now you have a NEW action, to rename it, you can double click or click it and press F2 (edit) and type KON. That’s all, just KON.
Comment type ‘start Konsole’ and Action (Command/url) konsole
If you’re clever, you’ll launch a terminal and type
which konsole' to get the path which is /usr/bin/konsole` on my system. You can enter that, but as it’s in $PATH it isn’t a problem.
Now click ‘Apply’. We have no shortcut yet…
Now click in the left panel, select Shortcuts and you’ll see Search…
Type KON, you’ll see in the middle panel, ‘Custom Shortcuts Service’. Select that.
NOW you can select a custom shortcut and it will work.
There you go I suggest stick with CTRL+ALT+T.
If you enjoy shortcuts, start also looking at mouse gestures (which can also trigger keyboard shortcuts).
For example, META+E launches Dolphin. On my system it launches the last session/folder… but if I do a mouse gesture ‘h’ it will open my ~ home directory. If I want the terminal open in that window (F4) I can draw a ‘4’ which executes the F4 function.
That’s nice, so my keyboard can sometimes be set with ‘function’ keys swapped and I can use gestures to do those functions, mouse thumb buttons to resize/grab-move windows, and all kinds of other stuff.
Small headaches, huge rewards dude