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5answers
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Where does Ubuntu store its keyboard shortcut configuration?

Is there a place in "Ubuntu" that stores a complete list of what keys/combinations/shortcuts are bound to what? What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? list some "Unity" shortcuts to the ...
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1answer
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Maximize current window to the **top/bottom**?

I know these shortcuts: Ctrl-Super-← - Maximize current window to the left Ctrl-Super-→ - Maximize current window to the right Sometimes I look at files containing long lines. I would like top ...
5
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4answers
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How can I set up a keyboard shortcut to 'Aero Snap' windows in Gnome Shell?

I realize Ubuntu uses Unity as its shell but this question is specific to gnome shell running on top of Ubuntu: Is there any way to use the 'aero snap' functionality in gnome shell to pin windows to ...
8
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4answers
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Spectacle app alternative for Ubuntu

On Mac I have been using the Spectacle app for moving and resizing windows with simple, customizable keyboard shortcuts. It's very cool. What similar application can I use for Ubuntu?
146
votes
3answers
43k views

What's the right terminology for Unity's UI elements?

I've sent a few mails to the Ayatana mailing list regarding some UI suggestions for Unity, but I'm afraid I keep confusing the right terms for the UI element, so I would like to have some ...
8
votes
5answers
5k views

How to set application lens as default in Unity Dash view and search results?

I want to open the Application lens in the Unity Dash as the default lens, since I much more open a programm then searching for a Wikipedia article, the weather or anything else the Home lens offers. ...
35
votes
9answers
40k views

Unity hotkey for minimizing current window?

What are the hotkeys for switching the current window between maximized, normal, and minimized states? If some of these don't exist, can I set them somewhere?
0
votes
5answers
8k views

How do I change the shortcut key to launch the dash

I'm using a Logitech Cordless Mediaboard and since it doesn't have a win key, I need to change the shortcut for launching the dash. I'm not looking to assign Alt Gr as win key or any other key. I ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

unable to maximize window after snap

When I use the ctr+super+left to maximize a window to half the screen size, then try to maximize it to the full screen, it disappears off the screen. Any ideas why?
11
votes
2answers
2k views

Setting to only show applications of current workspace in launcher?

Is it possible to have the opened applications of the current workspace in the launcher but not the ones from other workspaces?
15
votes
2answers
21k views

How do I display two windows as split screen? [duplicate]

I have two open programs, but I want to view both of them at the same time. Dragging and adjusting them manually takes time, and I might have to do this every day. Is there any shortcut for doing this ...
35
votes
3answers
9k views

How to emulate winkey+arrow Windows 7's maximise shortcut keys?

In Windows 7 (not sure about other versions) you have these shortcuts: winkey+up maximize current window winkey+down unmaximize winkey+right maximize height, set width as half of the screen and ...
79
votes
14answers
28k views

Can I use the Unity launcher icon to minimize applications/windows?

I don't know if this is a feature or a bug, but clicking on an active application's launcher icon doesn't minimize it. It is terribly inconvenient for folks using a persistent Unity bar to click ...
5
votes
5answers
5k views

gnome-do style keyboard shortcuts in Unity

Will the Unity launcher in 10.10 UNE have gnome-do style keyboard shortcuts? i.e. Super+Spacebar for quick search and application launch If not, can it be customized to allow this?
88
votes
3answers
141k views

How do I quickly switch between workspaces in unity?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity and would like to switch between workspaces with a keyboard shortcut. Is there any way to achieve this?

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