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Disabling Control-Alt-Delete shutdown is not working

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in a Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 computer. If I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete when the Ubuntu VM is in focus, the Ubuntu system sees it and shuts down after 60 seconds. This does ...
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1answer
356 views

Why do some shortcuts no longer work when using an alternate keyboard layout?

I have recently switched to the Colemak keyboard layout and the Ctrl+Alt+L key combination no longer locks the screen. I have checked the keyboard shortcuts menu and it is still set correctly. I ...
0
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2answers
188 views

How to assign keys in the keyboard?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 netbook version and I want to assign my windows key on the keyboard to preform the same function as it as in windows (minimize all app and open favorite). Now the key is not ...
1
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1answer
714 views

Keyboard layout switch custom shortcut keys [closed]

How to change keyboard layout switching shortcut keys to Shift+⌘ (Apple command key)? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with Mac keyboard. There is no Apple command key in Keyboard Layout Options. When I try ...
0
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1answer
165 views

How to restore the shortcut for the "fancy window switch?

Pressing the "windows key" and tab (Mod4+Tab) used to work similar to pressing Alt+Tab (which switches windows just like M$), but it showed a much better preview. Somehow I lost the shortcut and can't ...
0
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1answer
181 views

How to map “ç” to another key?

I have a new keyboard and it has an ENTER key smaller than my previous keyboard, right next to it there is this key "ç" and I always hit it when trying to hit ENTER. I don't use this ç key, so is ...
0
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1answer
298 views

Enable [command] key to register as something other than just [ctrl]?

I'm running 10.04LTS inside VMWare Fusion on a Mac. The [command] key (aka [windows] on many keyboards) is almost always behaving as if it was [ctrl], even though I done anything explicit to request ...
1
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1answer
277 views

Remove shortcut key to increase volume slider

I keep making this mistake: Adjust the volume using the icon on the task bar, then without clicking somewhere else, try to change desktops (Ctrl+Alt+Right), get 100% volume blaring in my headphones. ...
5
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2answers
418 views

Creating shortcuts to run applications conditionally

I was wondering if it is possible to create a keyboard shortcut to run application if it is not yet running in Ubuntu? This is a valid example for something like a browser which is normally heavily ...
2
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1answer
168 views

Set compiz keybindings to “low priority”

So heres an interesting problem. I am using rubymine, but this applies to any editor. There are key bindings in the editor which make perfect sense and are useful. HOWEVER compiz in it's infinite ...
5
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2answers
590 views

Bring up restart / shut-down dialog box using the keyboard

Which keyboard short cut is there to bring up the restart / shut-down dialog?
3
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1answer
188 views

Skip ahead during playback with keyboard shortcuts

I'm running Rhythmbox under Ubuntu 10.04. I am looking for a way to map a keyboard shortcut to advancing a track by a specified amount of time, say 20-30 seconds. The goal is to be able to press ...
1
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2answers
556 views

How do I configure keyboard commands?

In Windows I never turn my NumLock on. I navigate through the page line with Home and End, and when I want to mark a line I use them in a combination with the Shift key. Pretty basic stuff right? Well ...
4
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2answers
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Can I use (only) the Super key as a shortcut?

Usually in Gnome and KDE it is only possible to define shortcuts with the Super key in combination with another key. But is it possible to use only the Super key as a shortcut, and how could I achieve ...
5
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5answers
2k views

Text selection CTRL+SHIFT+Cursor Keys?

I'm used to this Windows behavior that using CTRL+SHIFT+Cursor Keys I can select text word-wise. CTRL+Cursor Keys jumps word-wise and I use that a lot in combination with SHIFT to select text. This ...
6
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2answers
899 views

How can I bind a key to cycle between workspaces?

I'm using 2 workspaces right now, and I'd like to be able to cycle through them using a single shortcut. At the moment, I can do Ctrl+Alt+Right to switch to workspace 2, and Left switches to 1, but ...